Monett High School students who qualified are pictured at left, Sitting, from left, are: Kacy Barta, humorous interpretation; Chelsea Ash, dramatic inter-pretation; Emily Copening, duo interpretation; Laramie Ellis, Student Congress; and Brianna Petersen, public forum debate. Standing: Bill Townsend, oratory; Sean Qureshi, Lincoln Douglas debate; Brit Isbell; Student Congress; Drew Sligar, public forum debate; Bryce Isbell, public forum debate; Reece Johnson, public forum debate; Kale Turner, duo inter-pretation; and Garrett Maxey, humorous interpretation.
The Monett High School Speech and Debate team has qualified a record number of students for the National Forensic League's National Tournament, which will be held this June in Dallas, Texas. The annual Forensics Follies and pie auction will be 7 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at the Monett City Hall auditorium. Students who have qualified for the state and national tournaments will be performing their selections. In addition, desserts will be auctioned off with proceeds helping to fund the costs of the National Tournament. The community is encouraged to attend Monday night's event. The MHS speech and debate team is coached by Marilyn Mann.