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Pequot Lakes speech team members advance to state

Pictured, back row, from left: Savannah Ellison, Addie Pierson, William Moe and Zach Bauer. Front row: Mollie Pierson, Sheridan Wilson, Allie Miller, Katie Maschhoff and Sydney Ellison. Submitted Photo

The Pequot Lakes High School speech team advanced in four events to the state tournament following the Section 6A Tournament held Saturday, April 15, in Underwood.

Advancing to the state tournament, which will be held Saturday, April 22, at Apple Valley High School, are: Mollie Pierson and Sheridan Wilson, second in duo; Katie Maschhoff, third in great speeches; Addie Pierson, third in informative; and Savannah Ellison, third in discussion.

Other Patriots breaking into finals and placing were: Allie Miller, fourth in humor; Zach Bauer, fourth in great speeches; William Moe, fifth in storytelling; and Sydney Ellison, sixth in oratory.

The top three in each category advanced to state.

As a team, Pequot Lakes finished fifth of the 23-team field behind Staples-Motley, Underwood, Battle Lake and Park Rapids. Angie Klein coaches the team.