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Perham High School hosts first Jacket Classic speech meet

Perham High School hosted the first ever "Jacket Classic" speech meet on March 16, 2019. This event was lots of fun for both competitors and spectators. The tournament allowed 21 teams along with friends and families of competitors to check out j...

Students competing at Perham High School.Boone Caughey/Turn2Creative
Students competing at Perham High School. Boone Caughey/Turn2Creative

Perham High School hosted the first ever "Jacket Classic" speech meet on March 16, 2019. This event was lots of fun for both competitors and spectators. The tournament allowed 21 teams along with friends and families of competitors to check out just how functional the new Perham High School can be. The Perham Speech team had a very rewarding day, earning 172 points compared to the next highest team's 70 points. After three rounds of preliminary competition and one final round of the top seven in each category, the following PHS speakers placed:
Creative Expression:

• Olivia McNair - 1st

• Lily Aakre - 6th

• Saile Guajardo - 7th

• Maren Chapman - Excellent Ribbon

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Discussion:

• Jack Anderson - 1st

• Andrew Jacobson - 2nd

• Justin Hoffman - 6th

• Jaxon Bain - Excellent Ribbon

Duo:

• Titus Mycke & Ethan Siira - 3rd

• Luke Wunderlich & Coltan Myers - 6th

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Ex. Reading:

• Grace Kalina - 3rd

• Katherine Ternus - 6th

• Dakota Perry - Excellent Ribbon

Ex. Speaking:

• Kaylee Baumgart - 1st

• Brooke Germain - 2nd

Great Speeches:

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• Lizzie Sazama - 4th

• Brynn Greisen - 5th

Humorous Interpretation:

• Coltan Myers - 3rd

• Josh Kalina - Excellent Ribbon

Inform:

• Mattea Steeke - 2nd

• Paige Rourke - 4th

Original Oratory:

• Megan Pettow - 1st

• Crisavy Seeman - Excellent Ribbon

• Katherine Ternus - Excellent Ribbon

Poetry:

• Emily Welte - 5th

• Kira Johnson - 6th

Prose:

• Lauren Schreader - 4th

• Clara Tangen - 5th

• Emily Welte - 6th

• Lizzie Dale - 7th

Storytelling:

• Addison Lowell - 7th

A special thank you to all parents and local businesses that donated items and services to help make this tournament possible. On March 28, the speech team will be hosting their annual "Speech Expo" held at Perham High School. Come celebrate the team and enjoy a build your own taco bar, silent auction, and the opportunity to hear individual speeches. The event starts at 4:00 PM. Free will donations accepted, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the family of one of the team members, Maddie Johnson, whose younger sister, Taylor, has been battling acute lymphocytic Leukemia.

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The Perham Speech team earned 172 points during the competition. Boone Caughey/Turn2Creative

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