The St. Mary's speech team won the NVC West Division speech meet, Monday, March 3, in Bartlett. This is St. Mary's first conference title in 14 years; the team earned the conference title in 1997, 1999 and 2000.
Thirteen of the team's 18 events qualified for finals. Casey Vandersnick won the gold medal in Serious Prose.
Students receiving the silver medal were: Zach Renshaw, extemporaneous speaking; Casey Vandersnick, poetry.
Third place: Logan Spencer, entertainment; Kim Schneider, serious prose.
Fourth: Noah Johnson, informative; Logan Spencer and Molly Atkeson, duet acting.
Fifth: Cheyenne Rosenkrans, poetry; Wil Hupp, extemporaneous speaking; Carissa Soukup, humorous prose; and Andrew Thompson, Marcus Schneider, Amy Schmitz, Jayde Rosenkrans and Paige Gaughenbaugh, OID.
Sixth: Jean Zakrewski, persuasive; Jayde Rosenkrans and Ellery Butterfield, duet acting.