River Valley speakers improved performances and several received individual recognition among those who will eventually be section competitors. River Valley placed 6th as a team, behind St. Peter, Loyola, Maple River, Windom and Adrian.
Individual finalists and place-finishers include informative speaking champion Brandon Roiger, Molly Dunn, second in discussion, Scott Vogel, third in discussion, Isaac Kirschstein, fourth in original oratory, Brandon Roiger, sixth in oratory, Cody Schwartz and Brian Thoreson, seventh in duo, and Amy Davis, eighth in exempt reading.
Those winning blue ribbons (next out of finals) include Luke Reiner, Great Speeches, Cody Schwartz, prose, Katelin Hauth, informative speaking, and both Anna Plotz and Hannah Johnson in storytelling.
Receiving red honorable mention ribbons include Kris Moe, humorous, Kalina Kastner, oratory, and Mariah Hoyt, prose.
This week, junior high speakers travel to St. Peter on Thursday and varsity speakers travel to Fairmont on Saturday.