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All speech team members earn awards

The Pequot Lakes High School speech team reached a unique milestone at the Bertha-Hewitt Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 9: Every student who attended earned an award in the categories in which he or she was entered.

This means that between the 16 students who attended, a total 18 awards were brought home.

Dramatic Interpretation: Luke Fyle, first; Angela Cole, second; and Michelle Mink, red ribbon.

Poetry: Erin Brine-Doyle, first.

Extemporaneous Reading: Abby Person, fifth.

Great Speeches: Charlie Box, second.

Informative: Vanessa Sellner, red ribbon.

Humorous Interpretation: Jacob Giedd, blue ribbon; Renee Anick, blue ribbon; William Moe, red ribbon.

Serious Prose: Angela Cole, first; Ben Sullivan, second.

Creative Expression: Marissa Miller, second; Allie Miller, third; Katie Northenscold, blue ribbon; Mackenzie Renford, red ribbon.

Dramatic Duo: Fyle/Miller, second; Renford/Emily Espeseth, fifth.

Overall, the team took second place.

Junior high results

On Monday, Feb. 4, the Pequot Lakes Junior High speech team attended its first invitational in Blackduck. Though most of the team’s members are eligible to compete at the Saturday invitationals, this was the first meet that sixth-graders had the opportunity to attend.

Overall, six awards were earned.

In Prose, Courtney Rock took home a blue ribbon. In Creative Expression, Allie Miller and Renford both received blue ribbons. For Humorous Interpretation, Jacob Giedd earned a red ribbon and Anick earned a white ribbon. In Extemporaneous Reading, Person took home a blue ribbon.

Another junior high meet was scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 12, Cass Lake.

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