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Park Rapids speech students head to state

Speech team heads to state

The Park Rapids Area High School speech team received fourth place (behind East Grand Forks, Walker and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) at the section contest Wednesday in Fosston. Winning sixth place medals were Laura Walker in informative speaking and Katelynn Warmbold in extemporaneous speaking. Winning fifth place medals were Wyatt Soderberg in great speeches and Coral Johnson in humorous. Winning third place medals and continuing on to state competition are Kate Westphal and Noah Schulz in duo.  Winning a second place medal and competing at state is Madison Malzahn in poetry. And winning first place medals as section champions in duo are Lewis Johnson and Myah Schultz. Medal winners are pictured above, front, from left, Katelynn Warmbold, Lewis Johnson, Myah Schultz and Wyatt Soderberg. Back row, Madison Malzahn, Kate Westphal, Coral Johnson, Noah Schulz and Laura Walker.