FROM LEFT, Reese Varel, Harrison Zgonina, and Tessa Kellerman.
The annual Diocesan Speech Meet was held on Saturday, April 29 at St. Ann Catholic School with over a dozen schools and several dozen students participating. Students, coaches, judges and parents from the metro east, southern Illinois and points west made the trek in very rainy weather to compete in the final speech meet of the season.
Mrs. Rusk, St. Ann’s speech coach, made sure all preparations were made and that the school was welcoming and up to the task. Harrison Zgonina took home a purple ribbon for a perfect score while Reese Varel brought home a first place blue ribbon and Tessa Kellerman brought home a second place red ribbon.