Last week was a busy for the Cannon Falls speech team.
On Monday, the team traveled to Kasson-Mantorville for the HVL Conference tournament. With 22 all-conference award winners, Cannon Falls nearly doubled the points of second place Lake City to win the conference championship.
Then on Saturday, the team hosted 30 area teams at their own Last Chance tournament. Coming in behind Lakeville North and Fairmont, Cannon Falls yielded their third place finish to Rosemount HS.
HVL All Conference champions for 2014 are Rachel Hartman in Drama, Miranda Felton in Extemp Speaking, Matt Breuer in Great Speeches and Hannah Brummund in Storytelling.
Also earning conference awards were Peter Hoffman (4th) in Creative Expression; Bjorn Pearson (2nd) and Magdalena Heynicke (5th) in Discussion; Mary Franz (2nd) and Jordynn Zier (3rd) in Drama; Emma Thomley (2nd), Hannah Johnson (3rd) and Katie Allen (5th) in Extemp Reading; Sydney Erhardt (2nd) and Josh Siebenaler (3rd) in Extemp Speaking; Matt Moskal (2nd) and Callie Loeschke (6th) in Great Speeches; Lily French (2nd) in Humorous; Megan Bauer (2nd) and Chris Grovender (5th) in Informative; Rianne Lund (5th) in Original Oratory; Matt Lockett (2nd), Hannah Singewald (4th) and Brandon Stiles (6th) in Poetry; Melissa Franz (6th) in Prose; and Iris French (2nd) and Samantha Hamann (6th) in Storytelling.
Earning awards at home were MaryAnn McCusker (Honorable Mention) in Creative Expression; Bjorn Pearson (2nd) and Magdalena Heynicke (HM) in Discussion; Mary Franz (2nd), Rachel Hartman (HM) and Jordynn Zier (HM) in Drama; Emma Thomley (3rd) and Hannah Johnson (HM) in Extemp Reading; Sydney Erhardt (2nd), Miranda Felton (5th) and Josh Siebenaler (6th) in Extemp Speaking; Matt Moskal (5th) and Callie Loescke (HM) in Great Speeches; Lily French (6th) in Humorous; Chris Grovender (HM) in Informative; Cassidy Parrott (4th) and Rianne Lund (HM) in Oratory; Matt Lockett (3rd) and Brandon Stiles (HM) in Poetry; and Hannah Brummund (6th), Samantha Hamann (HM) and Iris French (HM) in Storytelling.
The HVL and Last Chance tournaments mark the end of the invitational season for speech. This coming Saturday, the post-season run for the state tournament starts at home with Subsections.