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Perham HS Speech Team takes 4th; more tournament action this Saturday

Submitted photo The Yellowjacket Speech Team, at a tournament on Saturday.

The Yellowjacket Speech Team took fourth place at a tournament in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Saturday - one of the largest tournaments ever held there.

The team took first in the category of single A schools.

Perham hosts its own tournament this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the high school. Tournament action will start at 9 a.m. with three rounds of competition. Awards will be announced at 1 p.m.

Speech is a spectator activity and the community is welcome to attend.

The following competitors placed on Saturday.

Creative Expression: Brian Howey, 1st.

Discussion: Kiowa Wieser-Matthews, Superior; and Riley Tostenson, Superior.

Drama: Manon Chanler, Excellent; and Rachel Nelson, Superior.

Duo: Rachel Nelson and Dalton Dahms, Excellent; Aubrey Hill and Syd Karels, Excellent; Chelsea Honrud and Hannah Honrud, Excellent; Lizzie Fudge and Marlee Curtis, Excellent; Heidi Webber and Tyler Wieser-Matthews, Excellent; and Brian Howey and Nick Honer, Superior.

Extemporaneous Speaking: Fakri, Superior; and Kanyon Edval, Superior.

Great Speeches: Sam Dreier, Excellent; and Julia Pearson, Excellent.

Humor: Leah Wuebben, Superior.

Original Oratory: Mary Riestenberg, Excellent; Michalea Sondag, Excellent; Dalton Dahms, Superior; and Mark Huebsch, Superior.

Prose: Sam Greene, Superior.