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Speech: Tigers take first place

Pine River-Backus' speech team consisting of Allie Yost, Cody Deplazes, Randall Yost, Chawna Cusey, Chayna Cusey, Molly Adkins, Kansas Tilbury and Emma Pflugshaupt were recently awarded a first place trophy collectively. Several team mates were also recognized for individual speeches at two competitions. Submitted Photo 1 / 2
The Pine River-Backus speech team brought home a first place trophy after a meet in Blackduck Feb. 3. Pictured are Randall Yost, Tessily Gregory, Madison Trowbridge, Chawna Cusey, Chayna Cusey, Cody Deplazes, Molly Adkins, Kansas Tilbury and Emma Pflugshaupt.2 / 2

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.