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WHS speech team placed fifth, first in meets last week

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington High School (WHS) speech team competed twice last week and came away with two top-five finishes to show for their efforts.

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington High School (WHS) speech team competed twice last week and came away with two top-five finishes to show for their efforts.
On Thursday at the first-ever Big South Conference tournament in Jackson, the WHS speechifiers placed fifth out of the 11 participating teams.
Individual honors at that competition included: Karina Cuate, conference champion in Extemporaneous Reading; Juston Bents, conference runner-up in Extemporaneous Speaking; Christopher Mayorga, conference finalist in Extemporaneous Speaking; Andrea Magana, conference finalist in Original Oratory; Elyzabeth Coriolan, conference finalist in Prose; and Bianca Alvarez, conference finalist in Storytelling.
Saturday saw the WHS team contending at the SMSU Speech Tournament in Marshall; the team finished first in the limited entry division and third place overall out of 24 teams present.
Individual results Saturday included: Extemporaneous Speaking - Juston Bents, first place, Christopher Mayorga, third place; Extemporaneous Reading - Karina Cuate, second place; Poetry - Stephanie Lowry, second place; Original Oratory - Juston Bents, third place, Andrea Magana, fourth place; Storytelling - Bianca Alvarez, seventh place.
The WHS speech team’s final regular meet of the season will be Saturday at New Ulm. Sectional competition takes place April 11 at Mankato.

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