MHS speech team named Big 8 champs
The Monett High School speech team has been named Big 8 Champions for the eighth consecutive year. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Ashleigh Hill, first, readers theatre; Anna Cloud, second, readers theatre one act; Garrett Maxey, second, readers theatre one act, second, humorous interpretation, and second, storytelling; Zeina Masri, first, readers theatre, second, dramatic interpretation, and fourth, humorous interpretation; and Sarah Burton, third, duet. Second row: Kara Hopkins, fourth, dramatic interpretation; Taylor Renfro, fourth, duet; Hannah Kingrey, second, readers theatre one act; and Laramie Ellis, second, readers theatre one act, first, prose, and third, poetry. Third row: Matt Murphy, first, readers theatre; Andrew Gilliam, first, readers theatre; Kale Turner, third, radio and third, oratory; Reece Johnson, first, extemporaneous; Bryce Isbell, second, extemporaneous; Gabe Counts and Andrew Brown, third, duet, and first, readers theatre. Gary Cook is coach of the team. Marilyn Mann is coach and director, and Ivy Nelson is director. Not present for the picture were Emma Verstraete, fourth, oratory, Kole Eden, second, readers theatre, and Tanesha Eden, first, readers theatre.