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WHS speech tackles two meets in three days

WORTHINGTON -- In Saturday competition at the Southwest State University Speech Tournament in Marshall, the Worthington High School speech team placed third overall out of 20 participating teams.

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Pictured following the Saturday speech tournament at Marshall are Trojan speech team members (front row, from left) Ashley Noerenberg, Tad Stewart, Karina Cuate, Mariel Castaneda, Stephanie Lowry; (second row) Camila Wede, Christopher Mayorga, Mike Martinez, Doria Drost, Caleb Schreiber; (third row) Theo Oputa, Soren Conlay, Samuel Van Westen, Ben Lopez, Juston Bents, Kimberly Piceno, Sean Souksavath; (fourth row) Anya Hartzler, Anwar Farra, Davis Moore. Submitted Photo

WORTHINGTON - In Saturday competition at the Southwest State University Speech Tournament in Marshall, the Worthington High School speech team placed third overall out of 20 participating teams.

Additionally, the Trojans competed at the Big South Speech Meet in New Ulm last Thursday and landed four contenders in the final rounds.
Trojans who placed at Marshall on Saturday included: Juston Bents (third in Extemporaneous Speaking, third in Original Oratory); Anwar Farra (excellence in Extemporaneous Speaking); Stephanie Lowry (third in Serious Drama); Anya Hartzler (second in Serious Prose); Theodore Stewart (eighth in Discussion); Theodora Oputa (excellence in Discussion); Karina Cuate (second in Extemporaneous Reading); Mariel Castaneda (excellence in Extemporaneous Reading); Davis Moore (excellence in Extemporaneous Reading); Camila Wede (sixth in Storytelling); Christopher Mayorga (third in Great Speeches); Doria Drost (third in Informative); Ben Lopez (excellence in Informative); Caleb Schreiber (excellence in Informative); Sean Souksavath (excellence in Informative); Samuel Van Westen (excellence in Humorous); Ashley Noerenberg (excellence in Poetry); Mike Martinez (excellence in Poetry); Soren Conlay (honorable note in Poetry).
WHS competitors who made it to the final round at the Big South Speech Tournament were: Juston Bents (second in Extemporaneous Speaking); Anwar Farra (sixth in Extemporaneous Speaking); Christopher Mayorga (fifth in Great Speeches); and Camila Wede (fifth in Storytelling).
The Trojan speech team will next compete at the section speech tournament on April 9 at Hutchinson.

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