Congratulations to Jaden Scholl for earning top honors at Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament last Saturday (4/23). Over 300 schools were represented within thirteen categories. The top twenty-four across each genre from around the state convened in a highly anticipated competition. After three rounds of speakers, the top eight were chosen for a final championship event. After each speaker performed, the work was done. It was time for the awards. We waited with bated breath as each group of finalists were brought up. It was time for the Poetry category. All the finalists stepped forward as their placements were called. When the final medal was announced, Jaden had earned 1st place in Poetry.
The WWG-RRC Speech team started the season off with twelve students competing in nine tournaments throughout the preseason. Ten students competed at subsections, eight at sections with six making finals and three moving onto State, Lexi Weber (RRC), Elizabeth Wiggins (WWG), and Jaden Scholl (WWG).
The trip was filled with memories that will last a lifetime. With the pep fest send-off and fire truck escorts out of both towns, we were sent off with style. Once we checked into the hotel, we headed to the Mall of America for fun and a special team dinner. The pool was waiting upon our return to the hotel. The girls got in one last practice and a good night’s rest. Morning came early and we were off to Eastview High School in Apple Valley for the State Tournament.
Jaden, Elizabeth, and Lexi closed out the team’s season in style. All three young ladies represented our schools with undeniable grace and poise. Their team was there to support them all the way. Even the students who could not attend sent messages of encouragement.
What an incredible season for the entire team. Students will be spending this final week preparing for our showcase. It is our way of thanking you for your support throughout the season.
We formally invite the public to see your amazing WWG/RRC Speech Team in action on Sunday, May 1st, 2:00pm in the Westbrook Auditorium. We hope to see you there.
Left to right: Elizabeth Wiggins, Coach Kellie Dunn, Alexis Weber, Coach Lynn Caygle, Jaden Scholl