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FHS Speech Team earns first place in Tri-Metro Conference tournament, third year in a row
Posted 03/13/2019 03:23PM

For the third year in a row, the Fridley High School (FHS) Speech Team earned the first place in the Tri-Metro Conference Speech Tournament held February 28, 2019 at DeLaSalle High School. The Tri-Metro Conference tournament included speech teams from: Academy of Holy Angels, DeLaSalle High School, St. Croix Lutheran, and St. Anthony Village High School.

Multiple FHS students earned first place in their categories, including: junior Daniel Toweh in Discussion, senior Nadia Hawkins in Great Speeches, senior Elisa Strecker in Humorous Interpretation, and senior Gao-je Vang in Informative Speaking.

Students who placed second in their categories included: freshmen Devika Ramnarine and Priya Rana in Duo Interpretation, junior McKenzie Swartz in Extemporaneous Reading, and freshman Savanna Ayers in Humorous Interpretation.

The third place finishers included: sophomores Melanny Quiacain-Ovalle and Kahna Puy in Duo Interpretation, freshman Ryken Farr in Great Speeches, junior BaoBai Xiong in Poetry, and sophomore Aidan Salo in Storytelling.

Fourth place finishers included: freshman Emily Hill in Dramatic Interpretation, junior Yangchen Namgyal in Extemporaneous Speaking, junior Zoha Hassan in Original Oratory, sophomore Cassady Callahan in Poetry and freshman Eddie Nordin in Storytelling, and Fridley Middle School (FMS) 8th grade student Nick Richard and FMS 7th grade student Anna Nordin in Duo Interpretation.

Students who also placed in their categories and earn points toward Fridley’s winning score included: junior Ruby Richard, Creative Expression (5th place), sophomore Erik Hill, Creative Expression (6th place), sophomore George Ombuya, Creative Expression (7th place); senior Walter Nordin, Discussion (5th place), freshman Andy Stevenson, Discussion (6th place), freshman Andy Hill, Great Speeches (5th place), and freshman Helen Riddle, Prose Reading (5th place).

18th annual Fridley Speech Invitational

The Fridley High School Speech Team hosted their 18th annual home meet on March 2, 2019. Out of 21 teams, the FHS Speech Team would have earned 4th place, although home teams cannot place in their own invitational meets.

At the home meet, Nadia Hawkins placed first in Great Speeches, and Elisa Strecker placed second in Humorous Interpretation. Earning fourth place in their categories, FHS sophomore Lulu Schirmacher placed in Extemporaneous Reading and Ryken Farr placed in Great Speeches. Helen Riddle earned fifth in Prose Reading and Gao-je Vang earned sixth in Informative Speaking. Sophomore Cassady Callahan in Poetry Reading and Ruby Richard in Creative Expression earned seventh place in their respective categories.

Congratulations and great work to all speech team students!

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