Two-person Pine River-Backus speech team claims victories
Randall Yost and Tabitha Kibwaa have placed individually and as a team.
Randall Yost and Tabitha Kibwaa are Pine River-Backus School's only speech team members this year, and they have had a successful year so far.
Yost has racked up two first-place, four second-place and two third-place finishes in the storytelling category.
Kibwaa placed in two different categories. She received first- and third-place finishes in extemporaneous speaking and second- and fourth-place finishes in extemporaneous reading.
As a team, Yost and Kibwaa placed first at Battle Lake and second at Fergus Falls based on speaker point averages.
Post season tournaments include sub-sections Saturday, April 10. If students advance to sections, they will compete Saturday, April 17. Those advancing to the state tournament will compete Friday or Saturday, April 23 or 24.
All speech tournaments have been held virtually this year.