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Area students compete in state speech meet

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BEMIDJI — Several area students placed among top finishers at the state speech meet held this past weekend.

Participants competed in one of two classes, depending on school size.

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Top finishers from the region were as follows:

Class AA

•Erin Jones, from Bemidji High School, finished fourth in Great Speeches.

Class A

•Kennedy Stomberg from TrekNorth finished fourth in Extemporaneous Reading.

•Hannah Sorenson from TrekNorth finished fifth in Great Speeches.

•Kristie Slindee from Blackduck finished eighth in Storytelling.

•Matthew Koring from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley finished second in Humorous Interpretation.

•Grace Steward from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley finished second in Serious Interpretation - Poetry.

•Sarah Anderson from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley finished third in Original Oratory

•Bradley Foster from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley finished sixth in Extemporaneous Speaking.

•Hailey Bruns from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley finished sixth in Informative Speaking.

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