On Saturday, March 16, the Mt. Lake Christian School Speech team attended a tournament which was new to their schedule. With well-over 300 competitors, the competition was wonderful.
With only six competitors and eight entries (Elijah and Rachelle were both double-entered), the team brought home the 3rd place Small School trophy (under 20 entries).
The JWP Bulldog tournament was well-run and provided the challenging competition needed to keep the team on their toes. MLC is coached by Kim Friesen and assisted by Candy Zook. Nordis Olson accompanied the team as a registered judge and Scott Smith was the chaperone and bus driver.
Rachelle Adrian first place great speeches and fourth place creative expression.
Elijah Stoesz third place informative and red ribbon great speeches
Josh Raabe blue ribbon humorous (earning a 1-100 in his third round)
Caitlyn Smith red ribbon poetry
Also competing at an excellent level: Davis Harder and James Hamm
The next tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd in New Ulm, however, that is only tentative as the MLA Boys' Basketball team has qualified for the State Tournament and the speech team wants to support them with their attendance, if possible.
Detailed results of the Janesville Bulldog tournament can be found on Speechwire.com
Check out the MLC Speech Team Facebook page for more pictures and information.