The State Speech and Drama Meet held in Bigfork on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 had five Coyotes competing with all five advancing to the semi-finals and three advancing on to finals. 

“There are 20 kids in each event competing at state,” said Coach Jodi Aklestad. “It is a long, tough two days of competition.”

The humorous due comprised of Michael Sanchez and Lucas Fretheim took third place honors at State and Jazzmyn Ewing took eighth in SPOI. 

The Speech and Drama team consists of Lucas Fretheim, Michael Sanchez, Liv Moss, Annaliese Hagood, Jazzmyn Ewing, Elise Asper, Trista Klein, Jahna Welker and Brittany Moore; coaches are Jodi Aklestad, Rikki Bleecker and Tanner Dean. 

The team will be having a showcase performance on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the SHS auditorium to show off all the wonderful talent to the public.

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