PL Speech 3rd at Lucky Lindy

Front row, from left: Mollie Pierson, Grace Bonfig, Alexa Fyle, Sophie Littman, Elena Grove, Ali Sommerness and Tabitha Kibwaa. Second row: Jin Dollete, Annabelle Ristow, Hailey Halverson, Naarah Neumann and Jakob Sundstrom. Third row: Parker Schott, Bryce Fabian, Myra Neumann, Sophia LaBarre, Lauren Hollingsworth, Emma Hines and Ashley Wallin. Back row: Dalton Ebnet, Allison Francis, Lola Eastwood, Mitchel Blaeser, Anikka Olson, Isaac Bittner and Annie Lindholm. Submitted Photo

The Pequot Lakes High School speech team finished third out of 24 schools at the 2020 Little Falls Lucky Lindy Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Two Patriots claimed the top spot of category champion: Mollie Pierson in Oratory and Elena Grove in Poetry.

Others placing included:

Discussion: Jakob Sundstrom, Honorable Mention, Drama: Ali Sommerness, fourth; Jin Dollete, Novice Award.

Duo: Alexa Fyle and Sophie Littman, third; Allison Francis and Dalton Ebnet, Honorable Mention.


Extemp Speaking: Mollie Pierson, third; Hailey Halverson, seventh.

Informative: Grace Bonfig, fourth.

Oratory: Naarah Neumann, seventh.

Poetry: Tabitha Kibwaa, second.

Prose: Annabelle Ristow, Honorable Mention; Naarah Neumann- Honorable Mention.

The team will travel to Duluth on Saturday, Feb. 1, to compete in the 59th annual Denfeld Rotary Speech Tournament.

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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