Most weekends the Speech and Debate team goes out of town for competition. Trudy Kinman always has great results with her team, and recently Hannah Townsend and Delanie Vinzant won conference events.
Future Business Leaders of America is a co-curricular group under the direction of Crystal Combs at Northwest Tech School. Recently, the group participated in district level events in hopes of qualifying for state competition. The MR2/NTS kids did great. Twenty-four individuals/groups placed recorded top ten finishes and fourteen ranked high enough to qualify for state. Three finished first in their events: Gage Albrecht in Financial Math, Maggie Kempf in Healthcare Administration, and Blake Clemens, Lauren Macali & Bethel Orshiso in Website Design.
Mari Behrens, another NTS teacher, sponsors a Culinary Arts Team that recently received a Gold Rating at regional competition. This team of Briley Wilmes (MHS), Thomas Reasoner (WNHS), and Amanda Standiford (NEN) is advancing on to state competition.
Congratulations to all of these kids for their hard work and recent recognitions. Thank you to their coaches and sponsors for guiding and inspiring them.