Speech team wins Conference Meet

Princeton speech team members Brian Kunz, front left, and Megan Franzen, back left, compete in the first roiund of the "discussion" competition at Granite Ridge Conference Speech Meet Tuesday in Princeton.

Behind the strength of 9 All-conference (1st & 2nd Place finishers), 5 conference champions, 2 Honorable Mention All-Conference (3rd Place), and 12 additional ribbon winners (4th – 8th place) the PHS Speech team held off the Cathedral Speech team to win the inaugural Granite Ridge Conference title.  This is the 4th consecutive conference title for the speech team; the previous three were in the Mississippi 8 Conference.

Team Results
1st Place – Princeton – 121 points
2nd Place – Cathedral – 115 points
3rd Place – Little Falls – 52 points
4th Place – Milaca – 47 points
5th Place – Zimmerman – 37 points
6th Place – Becker – 35 points
7th Place – Foley – 29 points
8th Place – Albany – 14 points

Individual Results -
All-Conference Finishers
Brian Kunz – Champion – Discussion
Megan Frandsen – 2nd Place – Discussion
Bailey Stottrup – Champion – Extemp. Reading
Kenny Cowles – Champion – Extemp. Speaking
Alicia Aho – 2nd Place – Extemp. Speaking
Annika Peterson – Champion – Great Speeches
Matt Kreft – Champion – Humorous
Rylan Erickson – 2nd Place – Informative
Heather Anderson – 2nd Place – Prose

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Nick Lagenfeld – 3rd Place – Great Speeches
Shaelin Lekatz – 3rd Place – Informative

Ribbon Winners
Kristina Stenger – 8th Place – Drama
Kenny Iverson & Matt Girtz – 4th Place – Duo Interpretation
RaeAnn Lundeen & Tess Barthel – 5th Place – Duo Interpretation
Jeifer Hegna & Danger Wold – 7th Place – Duo Interpretation
Ashley Scherbing – 5th Place – Extemp. Speaking
Jessica Lindstrom – 7th Place – Infromative
Michael Huebsch – 7th Place – Original Oratory
Melissa Trunk – 4th Place – Poetry
Tyler Thomas – 8th Place – Poetry
Thomas Crawford – 4th Place – Prose
Casey Mordal – 7th Place – Prose
Gino Fraboni – 4th Place – Storytelling
Tia Ronneburg – 6th Place – Storytelling

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