Park Rapids speech team sending six to state

The state qualifiers included section champ Jack Worner.

Park Rapids varsity speech team members who competed at sections on April 16, 2022 include, front from left, Mackenzie LaFerriere, Charlie Safratowich, Kaia James; middle row, Levi Trygstad, Emma Ravnaas, Cyprien Little, Sophia Guida, Maeve Bolton, Morgan Stone, Evelyn Guajardo, Coach Tanya Miller; back row, Tyler Hilluka, Jack Worner, Nolan Eckman, Kiergon Wilkins, Bianca DeRosa and Reese Hanson.
Contributed / Tanya Miller

The Park Rapids varsity speech team placed fifth out of 18 schools at their section contest April 16 in Fosston.

According to head speech coach Tanya Miller, six members of the team qualified for state competition, which will take place April 22-23 in Apple Valley.

The team had a section champion, Jack Worner, placing first in the extemporaneous reading category. Placing second were Maeve Bolton in creative expression, Kiergon Wilkins in discussion, Emma Ravnaas in drama, and Sophia Guida and Nolan Eckman in duo interpretation.

In addition, Evelyn Guajardo placed fourth in great speeches; Levi Trygstad, fifth in humor; Bianca DeRosa, sixth in poetry; and Mackenzie LaFerriere placed seventh in serious prose.

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