Saint Peter High School’s Speech team had a strong showing at the Mankato Loyola Crusader Classic this past Saturday with a second-place finish. That followed a fourth-place finish at Worthingon the previous weekend with a partial squad.
At Loyola, Saint Peter amassed 84 team points to take runner-up honors behind champion Fairmont which finished with 147 points. Rounding out the top five were Mankato West and Loyola in a tie for third with 54 points, followed by Mankato East with 29.
Eleanor Grinnell (Informative Speaking) and Rafat Solaiman (Extemporaneous Speaking) earned first-place finishes for the Saints at the Crusader Classic, while Mikinley Prafke (Creative Expression) and Sammi Hofferbert (Great Speeches) earned second-place medals.
Other placewinners included -- third place - Aubrey Landsom (Great Speeches) and Lauren Mayer (Drama); fourth place - McKenzie McCann (Storytelling) and Nora Leonard (Poetry); fifth place - Josh Ellerbeck (Humorous) and Morgaine Miller (Extemporaneous Reading); and sixth place - David Marlow & Eleanor Kennedy (Duo) and Penelope Panciera (Creative Expression).
Shorthanded Saints open season placing fourth at Worthington
An abbreviated SPHS Speech team opened the 2018 season at Worthington on Saturday, Feb. 3, and came home with six individual medals as well as a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Many of the Saints varsity members were involved in the Section 2A One-Act Play Contest that day and weren’t able to join their teammates in Worthington.
Nonetheless, the Saints earned 50 team points to place fourth in the team standings. Host Worthington won the meet with 96 points followed by Murray County Central 82, Minneota 52, the Saints, and Luverne 48.
Morgaine Miller (Extemptoraneous Reading) took home the Saints’ lone first place finish while Josh Ellerbeck (Humorous) and McKenzie McCann (Storytelling) placed second in their respective categories.
Other SPHS placewinners included: third - Rafat Solaiman (Extemporaneous Speaking); fourth - Mikinley Prafke (Creative); and fifth Aubry Landsom (Great Speeches).
To follow the results of the Saints’ Speech team during the 2018 season please go to https://www.speechwire.com/r-team.php?teamid=1986&seasonid=10.