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13 Yellowjacket Speech Team members return from state tournament

The Perham Yellowjacket Speech Team, undefeated in team play this season, sent what was probably a record-tying number of individuals to the state tournament last weekend.

Speech Coach Sandra Wieser-Matthews, who has lead the team for a quarter of a century, said the 13 students who went to state in St. Peter, at Gustavus College, probably tied the number competing last year.

Assistant coaches this year were Tricia Irvine, Kasey Karsnia, and volunteer coach Tom Tomporowski.

Four team members made it into final rounds at State.  Placing in finals were:

-Whitney Carow 3rd

-Whitney Delaney 5th

-Elena Arvig 6th

-Rachel Wuebben 7th

 Overall rankings in the State of Minnesota for the competitors that made it to State are as follows:

-Becca Huebsch 14th

-Brendan Lauer and Jade West 10th

-Kaitlyn Young 14th

-Andrew Riestenberg   11th

-Courntey Guck   17th

-Karlee Omberg 9th

-Maddie McClellan 12th

-Isaac Werner 12th

 These competitors beat hundreds of competitors to get to these rankings, noted Coach Wieser-Matthews.