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Banner County Students Qualify For State Speech Third Straight Year

On Tuesday, March 7, the Banner County Speech Team competed in Arthur at the D2 District Meet.

Four students qualified to compete at State Speech in Kearney on March 17.

Qualifying for State, Karleigh Leslie and Amanda Montelongo earned third place in Duet Acting. Isaac Olsen earned third place in Informative Speaking. Conrad Kaminski earned second place in Humorous Prose. Also medaling was Abby Jones in fifth place for Humorous Prose.

"I'm very proud of all the speech kids," said Rick Caudillo, Banner County speech coach. "They have worked hard all season and have overcome many obstacles. Three of the state qualifiers are only in their first year of speech, and Isaac is in his second year."

This is the third year in a row Banner County School students have qualified to compete at State.

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