The Perham Yellowjacket Speech team competed in several meets the past few weeks. Results follow.

Perham Junior High Meet

The team’s 2020 Junior Jacket Classic was Jan. 27. Perham earned first place, and the following individuals placed:

  • Creative Expression: Lily Aakre (first); Sadie Shippee (third)
  • Discussion: Isaac Paurus (first); Aaron Mycke (second); Reid Starzl (fifth); Ellie Cissell (seventh)
  • Duo: Addison Lowell & Dacotah McDonald (eighth)
  • Extemporaneous Reading: Emily Welte (first); Lucie Meyer (third)
  • Great Speeches: Brynn Greisen (first)
  • Humor: Kallie Rourke (sixth); Roman Guajardo (seventh)
  • Informative: Clara Tangen (second); Adrian Lamb (fifth)
  • Original Oratory: Aspen Thiel (first); Lauryn Rustad (third)
  • Poetry: Fallon Lowell (first)
  • Prose: Addison Lowell (first); Haven Roth (eighth)
  • Storytelling: Josh Kalina (fourth)

DGF tourney at Glyndon

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The team traveled to Glyndon Feb. 1 for the DGF speech tournament. Perham again took first, along with individual awards:

  • Creative Expression: Lily Aakre (fifth)
  • Discussion: Andrew Jacobson (first); Jack Anderson (fifth); Jaxon Bain (red ribbon)
  • Drama: Catalina Ramirez (fifth); PJ Johnson (blue ribbon)
  • Duo: Olivia McNair & Oakley McNair (first); Titus Mycke & Ethan Siira (second); Brooke Germain & Megan Pettow (blue ribbon)
  • Extemporaneous Reading: Grace Kalina (first); Katherine Ternus (blue ribbon); Emily Welte (red ribbon)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: Kaylee Baumgart (fifth)
  • Humor: Coltan Myers (red ribbon); Emily Kirchenwitz (red ribbon)
  • Informative: Mattea Steeke (fourth); Paige Rourke (red ribbon); Clara Tangen (red ribbon); Adrian Lamb (red ribbon)
  • Original Oratory: Olivia McNair (third); Aspen Thiel (blue ribbon)
  • Poetry: Fallon Lowell (red ribbon); Kira Johnson (red ribbon); Dannika George (fifth)
  • Prose: Addison Lowell (red ribbon); Lauren Schreader (second); Lizzie Sazama (fourth)
  • Storytelling: Josh Kalina (fourth)

The Perham Yellowjacket Speech team celebrated its second-place finish Feb. 8 at Underwood. (Submitted photo)
The Perham Yellowjacket Speech team celebrated its second-place finish Feb. 8 at Underwood. (Submitted photo)

Perham at Underwood

The Perham team traveled to Underwood Feb. 8, earning second place. The following Perham competitors were recognized:

Finals (top 8)

  • Creative Expression: Lily Aakre (sixth); Daphne Hanson (seventh)
  • Discussion: Andrew Jacobson (first); Jack Anderson (third)
  • Drama: PJ Johnson (second)
  • Duo: Olivia McNair & Oakley McNair (first); Titus Mycke & Ethan Siira (third); Mattea Steeke & Lizzie Dale (eighth)
  • Extemporaneous Reading: Grace Kalina (second)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: Kaylee Baumgart (second); Jack Anderson (fifth)
  • Great Speeches: Brynn Greisen (first); Lauren Schreader (fourth)
  • Humor: Emily Kirchenwitz (fifth)
  • Informative: Paige Rourke (fourth)
  • Original Oratory: Olivia McNair (first)
  • Poetry: Kira Johnson (fourth)
  • Prose: Lauren Schreader (fourth); Addison Lowell (eighth)
  • Storytelling: Josh Kalina (first)

Honor Finals (next in for finals-top 14)

  • Drama: Catalina Ramirez (fourth)
  • Duo: Elsa Beiger & Elsa Brandvold (fifth)
  • Extemp. Reading: Emily Welte (first); Lizzie Dale (third)
  • Humor: Coltan Myers (first)
  • Informative: Mattea Steeke (first); Adrian Lamb (third)
  • Prose: Lizzie Sazama (second); Anya Roe (fourth)

Red Ribbons

  • Creative Expression: Andrea Guajardo
  • Discussion: Isaac Paurus; Aaron Mycke
  • Humor: Roman Guajardo