Vertz second in Toastmasters contest

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Toastmasters member Will Vertz took second place at the District 35 humorous speech contest in Madison on Nov. 4.

The contest featured the top eight speakers from 121 clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Vertz advanced through three levels of contests to get to the district event. His speech was titled “Check, check, one two” and compared the similarities between rap concerts and public speaking.