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Students who advanced to the state meet were, front row, left to right: Callista Wengel, Zepherian Richardson, Paityn Lund and Julia Pearson. Back row: Emma Sweere, Chris Knutson, Rory Risk and Allison Christenson. Not pictured is Rachel Newville. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Perham Speech Team brings home state medals

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The students of Perham’s Yellowjacket Speech Team competed at the 2014 Minnesota State Tournament last weekend, finishing the season how they started it: strong.


All nine of the Perham students who qualified for the state tournament placed within the top 15 in their speech categories. Rory Risk, Chris Knutson, Rachel Newville and Julia Pearson placed in the top eight, bringing home medals for their efforts.

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