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Schools & Students published April 19, 2022

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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State Speech Tournament

The 2022 Minnesota State High School League State Speech Tournament will be April 22-23 at Eastview High School in Apple Valley. The top three finishers in each category at the section meets will compete. Class AA competition is Friday and Class A is Saturday.

Advancing to the state meet in Class A from sections 2A, 3A and 5A in this region, and their section-level placing, are:

  • Creative Expression: (3) Molli Erickson, Montevideo
  • Discussion: (1) Aarav Devkota, Morris Area; (2) Alexis Lhotka, Morris Area; (3) Zachary Dietz, Morris Area
  • Duo Interpretation: (1) Hailey Lesmeister and Emily Hamm, Morris Area
  • Extemporaneous Reading: (1) Aynsley Preble, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: (2) Sam Jordan, Morris Area; (3) William “Ben” Bugbee, Paynesville
  • Humorous Interpretation: (2) Elsey Hagen, Minnewaska Area; (3) Matthew Charles Monson, New London-Spicer
  • Informative Speaking: (1) Billy Tensen, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa; (3) Andrew Straub, New London-Spicer; (3) Kayden Cavaness, Community Christian
  • Original Oratory: (1) Lakia Manska, Morris Area

Advancing to the Class AA state meet from Section 8AA are:

  • Extemporaneous Speaking: (2) Lindsey Linares, Willmar; (3) Aly Johnson, Willmar
  • Serious Interpretation — Prose: (2) Cecelia Buzzeo, Willmar
  • Storytelling: (1) Jary Santos Segovia, Willmar
Related Topics: EDUCATION
Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
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