March has been a busy month for the Jamestown High School speech team. The team started with a trip to Carrington on March 6 to compete against nine other schools, taking home eight champions: Logan Motter in dramatic, Kendra Dawson in humorous interpretation, Madison Grieve in impromptu, Paris Ndikum in radio broadcasting, Anja McDermid and Ian Weis in serious duo, Anja McDermid in serious prose, Keelie Renwick in speech to entertain, and Madison Motschenbacher in speech to inform.

Dramatic Interpretation - Logan Motter, first

Extemporaneous Speaking - Will Nelson, second, Madison Grieve, third

Humorous Duo – Westin Walker and Ian Weis, second, Dawson Mee and Devin Manson, third, Keelie Renwick and Paris Eslick, fourth, Pete Weinzierl and Olivia Schriock, fifth

Humorous Interpretation – Kendra Dawson, first, Maddy Orr, second, Olivia Schriock, third, Emma Hoke, fourth, and Brodie Scott, ninth

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Impromptu Speaking – Madison Grieve, first

Poetry – Trinity Cross, second

Radio Broadcasting – Paris Ndikum, first, Westin Walker, fourth

Serious Duo – Anja McDermid and Ian Weis, first

Serious Prose – Anja McDermid, first, Logan Motter, second, Cody Bereth, seventh

Speech to Entertain – Keelie Renwick, first, Pete Weinzierl, third

Speech to Inform – Madison Motschenbacher, first, Tyler Piehl, seventh

Speech to Persuade - Madison Motschenbacher, second, Devin Manson, fifth

Storytelling – Paris Eslick, second, Autumn Roberts, fourth

On March 13, the JHS speech team hosted a meet at Jamestown High School competing against nine class A and B schools. The team finished the day with four champions: Ian Weis in humorous interpretation, Anja McDermid in serious prose, Anja McDermid and Ian Weis in serious duo, and Madison Motschenbacher in speech to inform.

Dramatic Interpretation – Logan Motter, fourth

Extemporaneous Speaking - Madison Grieve, third

Humorous Duo – Dawson Mee and Devin Manson, fifth

Humorous Interpretation – Ian Weis, first, Kendra Dawson, fourth, Emma Hoke, eighth, Maddy Orr, ninth

Impromptu Speaking – Madison Grieve, fourth

Poetry – Trinity Cross, second

Radio Broadcasting – Paris Ndikum, second, Olivia Schriock, fifth, Maddy Orr, sixth

Serious Duo – Anja McDermid and Ian Weis, first, Kendra Dawson and Trinity Cross, fourth, Dawson Mee and Paris Ndikum, seventh, Devin Manson and Westin Walker, ninth

Serious Prose – Anja McDermid, first, and Logan Motter, second

Speech to Inform – Madison Motschenbacher, first, Avery Mee, ninth

Speech to Persuade - Madison Motschenbacher, second

Storytelling – Nevaeh Romfo fifth, Autumn Roberts, seventh

The final meet of the season took the team to Mandan on March 20 and finished with five champions – Ian Weis in humorous, Logan Motter in dramatic, Will Nelson in extemporaneous speaking, Madison Motschenbacher in speech to persuade, and Ian Weis and Westin Walker in humorous duo. Individual results include:

Dramatic Interpretation - Logan Motter, first

Extemporaneous Speaking - Will Nelson, first, Madison Grieve, fifth

Humorous Duo – Ian Weis and Westin Walker, first, Olivia Schriock and Pete Weinzierl, fourth, Nevaeh Romfo and Brodie Scott, fifth

Humorous Interpretation – Ian Weis, first, Olivia Schriock, third, Emma Hoke, fifth

Impromptu Speaking – Will Nelson, fifth, Madison Grieve, sixth

Poetry – Trinity Cross, eighth

Radio Broadcasting – Westin Walker, third

Serious Prose – Logan Motter, third

Speech to Entertain – Keelie Renwick, fifth, Pete Weinzierl, sixth

Speech to Inform –Madison Motschenbacher, second, Avery Mee, eighth

Speech to Persuade - Madison Motschenbacher, first

Storytelling – Nevaeh Romfo, fourth, Autumn Roberts, seventh

The team performed for their parents at the Jamestown Middle School at the annual Parents Day on March 27. The WDA regional meet is Saturday, April 10, in Bismarck and the state class A meet is at Jamestown High School on April 17. The team is coached by Laura Weis, Chantel Harr and Alivia Hoke.