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Pequot Lakes Middle School speech team places high at tournaments

The Pequot Lakes Middle School speech team. Submitted Photo

Ten contestants from the Pequot Lakes Middle School speech team placed in the top six in their category during a meet Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Placing were: Tabitha Kibwaa, sixth in creative; Jakob Sundstrom, second in discussion; Lola Eastwood, first in drama; Lily Blomer, first in extemporaneous reading; Mitchel Blaser, second in extemporaneous reading; Isaac Bittner, third in great speeches; Myra Neumann, second in informative; Odessa Huber, fourth in original oratory; Tommy Franz, fifth in original oratory; and Zoe Huber, sixth in poetry.

The last tournament in Walker on Tuesday, March 5, was a success with 16 placing in the top six.

Placing were: Kiley Newton, first in discussion; Blomer, first in extemporaneous reading; Eastwood, first in dramatic interpretation; Neumann, first in informative; Sundstrom, second in discussion; Kibwaa, second in extemporaneous speaking; Blaser, third in extemporaneous reading; Ashley Wallin and Emma Hines, fourth in duo; Odessa Huber, fourth in original oratory; Bittner, fourth in great speeches; Tegan Johnson, fifth in dramatic interpretation; Zoe Huber, fifth in poetry; Grace Jordan, sixth in prose; Tommy Franz, sixth in original oratory; and Juliana Haman, sixth in dramatic interpretation.