The Cannon Falls speech team opened its season at Rochester Lourdes last Saturday in a tough field of seventeen schools from Southern Minnesota. Cannon Falls won the tournament with 66 points over second place John Marshall High School, the equivalent of a third place speaker medal.
Seventeen speechies earned awards on the weekend, including four champions: Madison Langdon in Discussion; Alexa Ochocki in Drama; Rebecca Gesme in Great Speeches; and Kailee Stiles in Informative.
Also earning awards on the weekend were Mary Franz (2nd) in Drama; Alex Traynor (2nd) in Extemp Reading; Sydney Erhardt (2nd), Josh Siebenaler (3rd), Miranda Felton (5th) and Bjorn Pearson (6th) in Extemp Speaking; Matt Breuer (6th) in Great Speeches; Lily French (5th) and Rachel Hartman (6th) in Humor; Megan Bauer (5th) in Informative; Bryce Boyle Hoban (3rd) in Oratory; Matt Lockett (2nd) in Prose; and Hannah Brummund (2nd) in Storytelling.
The team returns to Rochester this Saturday for the John Marshall Supreme Speech Tournament.