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Pequot Lakes speech team takes second

Pequot Lakes speech students who won individual awards Jan. 26 include Allison Francis (front row), Elena Grove, Courtney Rock, Mollie Pierson; Zach Bauer (second row), Elizabeth Blaeser, Megan Buffington, Naarah Neumann, Ashley Mixer; Hannah Allen (third row), Ali Sommerness, Synclair Gardiner, Myra Neumann; Kaleb Sundstrom (fourth row), Sidney Veit, Olivia Gerber and Isaiah Loukota. Submitted Photo1 / 2
Pequot Lakes speech students who won individual awards Jan. 26 include Allison Francis (front row), Elena Grove, Courtney Rock, Mollie Pierson; Zach Bauer (second row), Elizabeth Blaeser, Megan Buffington, Naarah Neumann, Ashley Mixer; Hannah Allen (third row), Ali Sommerness, Synclair Gardiner, Myra Neumann; Kaleb Sundstrom (fourth row), Sidney Veit, Olivia Gerber and Isaiah Loukota. Submitted Photo 2 / 2

The Pequot Lakes speech team finished second out of 19 teams Saturday, Jan. 26, at Little Falls.

Winning individual championships were Mollie Pierson in discussion, Courtney Rock in prose and Elena Grove in poetry.

Others placing for the Patriots were: Megan Buffington, fifth in extemporaneous speaking; Allison Francis, second in extemporaneous reading; Naarah Neumann, third in prose and sixth in oratory; Ashley Mixer, second in poetry; Zach Bauer, fourth in prose; and Elizabeth Blaeser, fifth in prose.

Winning honorable mention awards were Ali Sommerness, Kaleb Sundstrom, Isaiah Loukota, Synclair Gardiner, Myra Neumann, Hannah Allen, Olivia Gerber and Sidney Veit.

Pequot Lakes will travel to Duluth on Saturday, Feb. 2, for the 58th annual Denfeld Rotary Speech Tournament.

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