Seventeen Cotter students placed at speech meet on February 9.
Captains from left are Emily Tullis, Ellie Hutmacher, and Sam Wantock.
The Cotter High School speech team competed at Rochester John Marshall on February 9. Over 400 students from 22 schools were there, including three-time State Champion Cannon Falls.
Seventeen of Cotter’s speakers won awards and three members won their respective category: Martin Kim, discussion; Aubrey Williams, extemporaneous reading; and Choco Li, informative.
Cotter award winners
Creative expression: Peter Badciong, third
Discussion, Minje (Martin) Kim, first; Hailey Biesanz, second
Duo: Sam Wantock and Jack Walters, second; Grace Miller and Nadia Hocum, sixth
Extemporaneous reading: Aubrey Williams, first; Hannah Graff, fourth
Informative: TianYue (Choco) Li, first; Nick Walechka, second; Ellie Hutmacher, fourth
Original oratory: Grace Miller, fourth; Emily Tullis, fifth
Poetry: Alison French, third; Yinuo (Angela) Zhen, fifth
Prose: Hunter Ramsden, fourth
Storytelling: Jack Walters, fourth; Megan Zenke, fifth