Pine River-Backus Tigers roar into state speech meet
Yost and Kibwaa celebrate successful season
Pine River-Backus High School speech team members concluded a winning season with a trip to the state meet held virtually April 23-24.
Randall Yost, competing in storytelling, placed first at the 23A sub-section tournament. He then placed third at the 6A section tournament, awarding him a slot at the Minnesota State High School League state tournament.
Tabitha Kibwaa, extemporaneous speaking, placed second at the 23A sub-section tournament. She then placed third in the 6A section tournament, advancing to the state tournament.
Kibwaa and Yost did not advance to the final round at state; however, both students had a successful season.
Yost had three third-place finishes, two second-place finishes and three first-place finishes for the season.
Kibwaa had two third-place finishes, two second-place finishes and one first-place finish for the season.
Jen Anderson and Jacob Burkman are team coaches.