From left (front row): Kelsey Maher, Kaitlyn Rooney, Madilyn Fahey, Emily Franzen, Abigail Toussaint, Brynne Valkosky, Jenna Galligan, Emma Rooney and Jake Muhlbauer. Missing is Allison Groux. (Submitted photo)
From left (front row): Kelsey Maher, Kaitlyn Rooney, Madilyn Fahey, Emily Franzen, Abigail Toussaint, Brynne Valkosky, Jenna Galligan, Emma Rooney and Jake Muhlbauer. Missing is Allison Groux. (Submitted photo)
St. Benedict School recently held its annual speech contest. Speech coordinator, Paula Jewell, worked with the seventh and eighth grade students as they memorized a 3-8 minute monologue. The monologues varied from serious to humorous. The top eight speeches and two alternates move on to the Northeast Iowa Catholic Speech Contest at DeSales in Ossian. Second-year qualifiers are Kaitlyn Rooney, Jenna Galligan, Jake Muhlbauer (alternate), Abigail Toussaint (alternate), Brynne Valkosky; and first-year qualifiers were Emily Franzen, Kelsey Maher, Madilyn Fahey, Allison Groux, and Emma Rooney.