Perham speech team competes at Duluth

The Perham speech team competed in a large tournament hosted by Duluth-Denfeld on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Sophomore Sadie Shippee, left, and senior Emily Kirchenwitz, right, finished second in duo and received their first NIETOC bid. (Submitted photo)

The Perham speech team competed in a large tournament hosted by Duluth-Denfeld on Saturday, Feb. 6, with 48 schools from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and more than 650 competitors.

The junior high team competed on Feb. 8 at a tournament hosted by Cass-Lake Bena. Only 7th-9th graders are allowed to compete at a junior high meet.

The entire team will be gearing up for their next tournament on Saturday, Feb. 20 hosted by Underwood.

The following individuals broke into final rounds and placed at the tournament. Students who receive two bids to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions over the course of the season will qualify to compete virtually at NIETOC in May.

A final round consisted of six-to-seven speakers, depending on the size of the category.


Finals: top seven

Honor Finals: top 14

Merit Finals: top 15-21

Novice Finals: top seven speakers in grade seven through nine.


Merit: Jaxon Bain- fifth

Novice: Angelina Nicholas- third



Novice: Daphne Hanson- sixth

Novice: Clodarl Seeman- seventh


Merit: Crisavy Seeman- second


Finals: Lauren Schreader- seventh and received her second NIETOC bid.

Novice Finals: Lacy Mycke seventh



Honor Finals: Emily Kirchenwitz and Sadie Shippee - second place and received their first NIETOC bid.

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