Speech: Tigers take first place
The Pine River-Backus varsity speech team received a first-place trophy at the Feb. 3 Blackduck varsity speech meet.
Individual students earned ribbons, with Cody Deplazes and Randall Yost receiving fourth place as a Dramatic Duo; Molly Adkins, sixth for Drama and fifth for Informative Speech; Kansas Tilbury, fifth for Drama; and Emma Pflugshaupt, second for Humor.
The speech team competed at the Grand Rapids Early Bird Meet on Jan. 27. Earning ribbons of excellence were Pflugshaupt in Humor and Tilbury in Humor and Drama.
Speech team members include Allie Yost, Deplazes, Randy Yost, Chawna Cusey, Chayna Cusey, Adkins, Tilbury and Pflugshaupt.