Today's date: November 21, 2014



News
Top Stories
Sports
Ag Issues
Community News
Fulda 125th
Police/Courts
Editorial
Obituaries
Announcements
Notices
Columnists
Legals
Classroom
Weather
Search
Classifieds
Classroom
Speech team completes a successful postseason

April 25, 2013

Senior Carmen Olsem took fifth place in Extemporaneous Reading. Seventh place in Creative Expression went to senior Kalani Steinmetz.  
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Submitted Photo
FULDA FREE PRESS/Submitted Photo
Senior Carmen Olsem took fifth place in Extemporaneous Reading. Seventh place in Creative Expression went to senior Kalani Steinmetz.
Saturday, April 20
The Fulda Raider Speech Team sent four members to the State Tournament held on Saturday, April 20, at Blaine High School. Senior Carmen Olsem took fifth place in Extemporaneous Reading. Seventh place in Creative Expression went to senior Kalani Steinmetz. Sophomore Taylor Kenney also competed in Storytelling and sophomore Maddy Dibble in Extemporaneous Speaking.

The state tournament features Minnesota’s best 24 speakers in each of 13 categories.

After three tightly contested rounds, Carmen and Kalani were among the top eight in their respective categories which earned them places in the final round. Facing three judges, seven other finalists, and rooms packed with their largest audiences of the season, Carmen and Kalani completed their high school speech careers with the best results either had previously earned: state medals.

Fulda’s four state speakers earned their spots in the tournament by finishing in the top three in their categories at the Section 3A tournament, held at Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday, April 13.

Several other Fulda speakers completed successful seasons just shy of a trip to state. At the section tournament, Millie Piper earned fifth place in Serious Prose, Mallory Pagel took fifth in Serious Poetry, Sophia Spittle finished sixth in Storytelling, and Kole Kramer placed sixth in Discussion. Jocelyn Schreier, Nicole Lang, Jeremy Welling, and Syd Cuperus also competed in the section tournament.

Coaches Karsten Piper and Debra Moe congratulate the whole team for their hard work and successful results.

More photos from the speech season are posted at www.facebook.com/FuldaSpeech where fans may keep up with speech news throughout the year.



Click Here to Contact Us
©Fulda Free Press 2014