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WDC speech team excels in Barrett

The Wadena-Deer Creek high school speech team recently attended the West Central Area speech meet in Barrett, Minn., where they earned impressive finishes.

AJ Tollefson and Hope Norenberg placed first in their respective categories, Original Oratory and Poetry. In the Storyteller division, Adam Leverson earned third place and Jordan Geiser placed fourth. Emily Astle competed in the Inform category, where she placed sixth.

"The team has been performing at the top of their game," said Beth Hawkins, WDC speech coach.

The previous meet in Henning, Tollefson and Geiser placed first in their categories and Norenberg placed third. Their next meet will be sub-sections on March 29 in Perham.