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Park Rapids speech team success

The Park Rapids junior varsity and varsity speech teams competed at subsections April 1. Eighteen have advanced to sections. (Submitted photo)

The Park Rapids Area High School speech team performed well at the subsection tournament, held April 1 in New York Mills. Eighteen members will go on to compete at the section tournament this Saturday. From the middle school, Brenna Behrens, Allie Edelman and Desarae Kohrs all won the sixth place medals in their speech categories. Winning fifth place medals were Jake Reish in extemporaneous speaking and Kylie Kuhlman and Danielle Brakefield in duo. A fourth place medal went to Amber Schroeder in great speeches and Paige Leeseberg in storytelling. Three entries won third place medals: Wyatt Soderberg in great speeches, Peter Van Batavia in discussion, and Kaleb Stearns and Zach Van Batavia in duo. A medal for second place went to Madi Malzahn in drama. And Park Rapids came home with first place medal champions in four categories. They are Trinah Szafranski in drama, Myah Schultz and Coral Johnson in duo, Katelynn Warmbold in extemporaneous speaking and Emily Kjenaas in storytelling.