…And So It Begins!!
It’s that time of year when stories come to life and students start talking to walls. Yes, the WWG/RRC Speech season has begun. We started the season off in Luverne, MN. 181 students from fifteen schools competed at the Cardinal Varsity Speech Meet. Our team of seventeen students entered in eight different categories.
We came home with four medals and 4 ribbons. The top spot went to senior Elijah Merrick, earning 2nd in Discussion. Junior, Phoenix Weckman-Nelson took home 4th place in poetry. Senior, Sera Rasmussen and Freshman, Madison Alexander both earned 6th place in their respective genres. (Prose and Drama)
Ribbon winners were Sadie Swanson in Great Speeches, Natalee Lenning in Storytelling, Addison Rasmussen in Poetry, and Evelyn Rentschler in Original Oratory.
We have a very young team with twelve rookies. with seven veterans leading the way. What an incredible start to the season.
Next week we travel to Redwood Falls, MN to compete in the Redwood Valley Invitational. (Feb. 18)
Jaden Scholl Top Honors at State Tournament. (4/23/22)
Congratulations to Jaden Scholl for earning top honors at Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament last Saturday (4/23). Over 300 schools were represented within thirteen categories. The top twenty-four across each genre from around the state convened in a highly anticipated competition. After three rounds of speakers, the top eight were chosen for a final championship event. The work was done, it was time for the awards. We waited with bated breath as each group of finalists were called up. Poetry was called. All the finalists stepped forward as their placements were called. When the final medal was announced, Jaden had earned 1st place in Poetry.
We started off with twelve students competing in nine tournaments throughout the preseason. Ten students competed at subsections, eight at sections with six making finals and three moving onto State. Lexi Weber, Elizabeth Wiggins, and Jaden Scholl, closed out the team’s season in style. All three young ladies represented our schools with undeniable grace and poise. Their team was there to support them all the way. Even the students who could not attend sent messages of encouragement. It was a trip none of them will soon forget.
What an incredible season for the entire WWG/RRC Speech Team. Students will be spending this final week preparing for our showcase. It is our way of thanking you for your support throughout the season.
We formally invite the public to see your amazing WWG/RRC Speech Team in action on Sunday, May 1st, 2:00pm in the Westbrook Auditorium. We hope to see you there.