The Worthington Trojan Speech Invitational had approximately 270 entries from 20 different schools. This was the 2013 kick-off invitational for the full MLC speech team.
With 12 entries, several ribbon and trophy winners earning 58 points, Mt. Lake Christian came home with the 2nd place trophy in team sweeps behind MCC (27 entries) with 66 points. Third place team trophy went to Marshall (27 entries) with 54 points and 4th place to St. Peter (23 entries) with 38 points.
MLC also had a successful day at the tournament including Caitlyn Smith, a tenth grader from St. James who came in second in the poetry category. Here are the other results:
Rachelle Adrian (grade 12) first place, great speeches; second place creative expression.
Elijah Stoesz (grade 10) first place, informative; fifth place, great speeches.
Davis Harder (grade 12) third place, prose.
Alex Hu (exchange student) sixth place informative.
Ben Mayo (grade 12) red ribbon, poetry.
Other participants: Josh Raabe (Humorous), James Hamm (Humorous), Melissa Lohrenz (Poetry), and Danica Dick (Storytelling).
The next competition will be in Redwood Falls on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Visit the MLC Speech Team Facebook page for updates and stats.