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Junior High Speech team earns awards at Battle Lake tournament

Members of the Perham Middle School Speech team who participated at the Battle Lake Speech meet: Top Left: Dacia Backstrom, Kira Johnson, Lauren Shreader, Crisavy Seeman, Rory Sauer, Gretchen Genoch, Madilyn Johnson, Joe Reed Middle Row: Lily Aakre, Clara Tangen Bottom Left: Abby Fisette, Haven Roth, Emily Kirchenwitz, Trisha Crews, Stephanie Dickerson, Meghan Reed. (submitted photo).

Members of the junior high Yellow Jacket Speech Team competed at a meet in Battle Lake on Monday, February 12.

The team had several members earn awards, with Rory Sauer taking first place in the Extemporaneous Speaking category, Kira Johnson placing first in Poetry and Emily Kirkenwitz placing second in the Humorous category. Other awards included:

Creative: Meghan Reed, Superior; Lily Aakre, Superior; Trisha Crews, 4th.

Discussion: Crisavy Seeman, 4th; Stephanie Dickerson, 3rd.

Drama: Abby Fisette, 4th.

Duo: Dacia Backstrom and Gretchen Genoch, Excellent

Extemporaneous Speaking: Rory Sauer, 1st.

Humorous: Joe Reed, Excellent; Haven Roth, Excellent; Emily Kirkenwitz, 2nd.

Poetry: Kira Johnson, 1st.

Prose: Maddie Johnson, Excellent; Clara Tangen; Superior; Lauren Schreader, 3rd.

The next meet for the high school team is this weekend at Eastview, the next meet for the junior high team is Saturday, February 24, in Browerville. Coach Kasey Wacker encourages family and friends to attend the tournaments and watch the teams compete.