The Monett High School speech team competed at the Willard Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Seventeen individual events advanced to semi-finals and five Congress students advanced to the super session.
Advancing to semi-finals at were: Anna Cloud, prose; Kaylee Barnes, poetry; Andrew Brown, storytelling; Reece Johnson and Bryce Isbell, radio; Bryce Isbell, domestic extemporaneous; Anna Cloud and Tanesha Eden, improvised duet acting; Matt Bowsher and Wesley Kilgore, improvised duet acting; Sam Martinez, oratory; Garrett Maxey and Zeina Masri, duet acting; Kole Eden and Anna Cloud, duet acting; Matt Murphy and Andrew Gilliam, duet acting; and Jarrett Johnson, Congress super session.
Students advancing to finals and placing were: Reece Johnson, first, foreign extemporaneous speaking; Garrett Maxey, second, humorous interpretation and third, storytelling; Wesley Kilgore and Matt Bowsher, fifth, duet acting; and Zeina Masri, third, prose and first, poetry.
In Congress, Hunter Williams placed first, Connor Marshall placed third, Jonah Ragsdale placed fourth and Andrew Rausch placed fifth.
In a field of 33 schools, Monett tied for second place.