As the Cannon Falls speech team heads toward the half way point of their invitational season, they took a 2nd place team trophy behind area rival Northfield out of a field of eighteen teams. En route to the team trophy, twenty five CF speechies earned recognition.
Normally, most speech tournaments are varsity only, but the Farmington tournament has both novice and varsity divisions. Leading the team this week as event champions in the varsity division were Mary Franz in Drama, Miranda Felton in Extemp Speaking and Hannah Brummund in Storytelling. Maddie Laurie also earned a top spot for novice Prose.
Additional awards were earned by Maggie Sucher (7th Novice) and Vienna Qualey (6th N) in Creative Expression; Bjorn Pearson (6th Varsity) and Magdalena Heynicke (5th N) in Discussion; Jordynn Zier (7th N) in Drama; Emma Thomley (3rd V), Kristy Allen (6th N), Elliot Bowman (7th N) and Katie Allen (Honorable Mention N) in Extemp Reading; Josh Siebenaler (2nd V) in Extemp Speaking; Matt Breuer (6th V) in Great Speeches; Michael Sermania (2nd N) and Laura Johnson (6th N) in Humorous; Megan Bauer (3rd V) in Informative; Cassidy Parrott (4th N) in Oratory; Brandon Stiles (7th V) and Hannah Singewald (3rd N) in Poetry; Samantha Hamann (6th V), Iris French (3rd N), Bryson Felton (5th N) and Ben Gibson (6th N) in Storytelling.
The CF speechies have two tournaments this week. Junior high speakers head to New Prague on Tuesday and the whole team goes to Red Wing on Saturday.