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Speech team ends regular season with 2nd place win: Speech Expo coming up April 1

The Perham Speech Team competed in Underwood last weekend, taking second place. The win ended the team’s regular season. Sub-Sections will be April 6. Submitted photo

The Yellowjacket Speech Team competed against 400 other students in Underwood Saturday, taking second place out of 15 teams.

The win ended the team’s regular season action. Sub-Sections will be on April 6 and Sections April 13.

The Speech Expo has been set for Monday, April 1 with a spaghetti dinner and desserts at 5:30 p.m. in the Perham High School commons, spotlight senior performances in the auditorium at 6 p.m., and all competitor performances in classrooms at 6:45 p.m.

The expo will feature 13 categories of fine arts performances, and is open to the public.

The following competitors placed at Underwood:

Creative Expression: Brian Howey, 5th

Discussion: Maria Lorenson, Excellent; Riley Tostenson, 4th

Drama: Rachel Nelson, 2nd

Duo: Marlee Curtis and Lizzie Fudge, 8th; Nick Honer and Brian Howey, 4th; Chris Knutson and Rory Risk, 2nd

Extemporaneous Reading:

Heidi Weber, 7th; Kayla Heier, 1st

Storytelling: Andy Newville, 8th

Poetry: Alyssa Morris, Superior; Emma Sweere, Superior; Ali Christenson, 1st

Extemporaneous Speaking:

Kanyon Edval, 5th

Great Speeches: Alex Wegscheid, Excellent; Sam Dreier, 7th; Julia Pearson, 3rd, Zepherian Richardson, 1st

Humor: Nick Honer, 4th

Inform: Jenna Wegscheid, Superior; Paityn Lund, 8th; Rachel Newville, 3rd

Original Oratory: Michaela Sondag, 8th; Mary Riestenberg, 6th; Mark Huebsch, 2nd

Prose: Leah Wuebben, 3rd