Cannon Falls Speech is Third at State Class A Tournament
The MSHSL Speech Tournament was held virtually this weekend due to the COVID pandemic. Mounds Park Academy led Class A with 4 Gold Medal recipients followed by Paynesville Area and Winona Cotter with 2 each.
The Class A Team Sweepstakes according to Speechwire Tournament Services:
- Mounds Park Academy 64
- Fairmont 30
- Cannon Falls 21
- Morris 20
- Winona Cotter 19
In Class AA Eastview of Apple Valley and Chanhassen had three state champions each, Apple Valley finished with two. Class AA Team Standings from Speechwire Tournament Services:
- Moorhead 64
- Eagan 59
- Eastview 58
- Apple Valley 45
- Chanhassen 38
Cannon Falls had two individuals place second. Kendall Lawless in Dramatic Interpretation and Aizlynn Thim in Extemperaneous Reading.
The Bombers Lydia Pedersen finished 5th in Extemperaneous Speaking. Emma Watson was 7th in Humerous Interpretation. Jessica Baszuro finished 8th in Prose Reading.
Richard Sylak of Zumbrota-Mazeppa was 4th in Discussion. Kaylee Arndt of Fillmore Central placed 4th in Creative Expression. Catherine Williamson of Pine Island was 7th in Dramatic Interpretation. Sydney Ellis and Peyton Ellis of Chatfield were 5th in Duo Interpretation. Haylee Gunderson and Sebastian Rappe of Randolph 7th.
Storytelling Champion was Zanessa Anderson of Rushford-Peterson with Alletta Strande of Chatfield finishing 7th.
Class A competition was held Saturday. Class A A on Friday.
Thor Reimann of Eastview claimed the Gold Medal. Elie Sayers of Lakeville North was 5th.
Fardouza Farah of Owatonna was 7th, Nadia Kuxhausen-Ralph of Northfield 8th.
Hanna Olson of Eastview was 2nd, Cooper Roberts of Apple Valley 7th and Grace Guetschow of Mankato East 8th.
Cecelia Voss of Apple Valley 2nd, Sophie Green of Apple Valley 6th.
Lydia Voss of Apple Valley Champion. Jihan Abdi of Apple Valley 3rd. Krystal Mutebi of Lakeville North was 4th.
Ankita Gurung, Lakeville North 5th, Manessa Yerridoyina of Rochester John Marshall 8th.
Jonah Johnson/Frank Knier Apple Valley 2nd, Laura Schlie/Jasmine Haidar Eastview 4th.
Olivia Beach of Eastview is State Champion. Hanisa Pasupleti, Eastview 5th.
Alli Hering Eastview State Champion. Vikash Giritharon of Eastview 2nd. Gavin Davis of Mankato East 4th. Thanika Arunkumar of Lakeville North 8th.
Adrianna Denk of Lakeville North 4th. Wanwa Omot of Eastview 6th.
Sophie Todaro, Apple Valley Champion. Julia Christenson of Owatonna 6th.
Alyson Hasner, Lakeville North 4th, Annika Kingsriter, Lakeville North 5th, Maria Michelson of Apple Valley 6th and Emily Melville of Apple Valley 8th.
Ella Erdahl of Eastview State Champion. William Laudon of Rochester Mayo 4th, Marina Deutsch of Lakeville North 7th and Olivia Moeller of Mankato East 8th.
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