2/14/2014 2:08:00 PM Speech is third at John Marshall
The Cannon Falls speech team headed south to Rochester John Marshall for weekend competition against twenty area teams. Cannon Falls won third overall behind Rosemount and Northfield, placing ahead of all Section 1A rivals.
In tough competition, the team's lone champion on the day was Matt Lockett in Poetry, who recorded a first place rank in each of his three rounds. Additional teammates earning awards were Jordynn Zier (5th) and Rachel Hartman (Honorable Mention) in Drama; Emma Thomley (6th) in Extemp Reading; Josh Siebenaler (2nd) in Extemp Speaking; Matt Breuer (2nd) and Callie Loeschke (4th) in Great Speeches; Lily French (HM) in Humorous; Megan Bauer (4th) in Informative; Allyssa Lee (HM) in Prose; and Samantha Hamann (HM) in Storytelling. All award winners today were team veterans except for Magdalena Heynicke (HM) in Discussion, a foreign exchange student from Germany in her first tournament.
Shepherded by veterans, many of the team were also in their first career tournament. All made a fine showing in the estimation of the coaches, who look forward to a good week of practice in preparation for Farmington this Saturday.