Windom’s speech team has methodically made the climb up the competition mountain this season, opening with a fourth-place finish at Worthington and taking third at Luverne a week ago.
At Saturday’s Marshall Invitational, the local speakers reached the summit, bringing home the team sweepstakes in the small school division.
Overall, Windom was second to the hosts. Windom finished with 109 points, while Marshall racked up 292 points. Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central finished third with 77 points, followed by Luverne, 76; and Worthington, 73.
Individually, Windom was led by junior Virginia Jensen who earned first place in creative expression.
Finishing second were Makenna McNamara in original oratory and Moriah Lohrenz in prose, while Tristyn Maras and Nyah Visker finished third in extemporaneous speaking and poetry, respectively.
A pair of duo interpretation twosomes finished fourth and fifth, respectively — Alex Garcia and Eric Cendejas Caballero, and Isaac Armstrong and Matthew Wilde.
Also bringing home a fifth-place finish was Kaylan Donchez in original oratory.
To learn how Windom’s novice division individuals performed, see the story on the education page in the Feb. 23 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen, on newsstands tomorrow.
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