SPHS speakers second at Loyola's Crusader Classic
Saint Peter High School's speech team took home team runner-up honors at the Mankato Loyola Crusader Classic on February 9.
Fairmont won the team title with 124 points, while St. Peter was close behind with 114 team points. No other team out of the 16 competing scored more than 49 points.
Josh Ellerbeck (Humor) and Mckenzie McCann (Storytelling) took home individual titles for the Saints while Megan Beran and Breeley Ruble (Duo), Sky Gassman (Poetry), and Vanessa Krueger (Original Oratory) placed second.
The Saints speech team returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Mankato West.
Crusader Class results
Team standings (top 5 of 16) - 1. Fairmont 124; 2. ST. PETER 114; 3. Mankato East 49; 4. Mankato West 42; 5. Mankato Loyola 41.
Saints individual results
Creative: 4. Mikinley Prafke
Discussion: 6. Hannah Wohlers
Duo: 2. Megan Beran and Breeley Ruble; 4. Sophia Lee and Isaac Peterson. Molly Leonard and Emma Smith placed third in novice
Extemporaneous Reading: 7. Madelyn Tollefson
Extemporaneous Speaking: 3. Nils Berglund; 5. Konrad Wernsing.
Humor: 1. Josh Ellerbeck; 5. Obet Alcantara.
Informative: 6. Autumn Pauly
Original Oratory: 2. Vanessa Krueger; 4. Eva Kracht
Poetry: 2. Sky Gassman; 3. Aubry Landsom
Prose: 3. Shelby Beaudoin; 7. Lauren Mayer.
Storytelling: 1. Mckenzie McCann; 5. Liliana Hughes.
Saints jr. high squad third at New Prague
The Saints' junior high team (gr. 7-9) turned in an impressive performance at New Prague on February 14 with Bry Harroun (Creative) and Sky Gassman (Poetry) winning individual titles.
"Our junior high team was small but mighty," Saints speech coach Erika Gustafson said. "We had only nine entries and achieved third place as a team!"
New Prague meet results
Creative: 1. Bry Harroun
Drama: 5. Anna Boomgaarden
Duo: 2. Emma Smith and Molly Leonard
Discussion : 2. Hannah Wohlers
Humor: 3. Eleanor Kennedy
Original Oratory: 4. Eva Kracht
Poetry: 1. Sky Gassman
Storytelling: 2. Madi Winsell; 3. Alex Matarrese