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Speech team competes in Bulldog Invitational

March 21, 2013

Speech team members 
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Speech team members
Saturday, March 16
On Saturday, March 16, twenty-one members of the Fulda High Speech Team traveled to Janesville, MN, to compete in the JWP Bulldog Invitational, a large, competitive tournament that the team had not competed in before. Fulda won second place among small teams and placed ninth overall out of twenty-five teams.

Six Fulda speakers reached the final round of competition in their categories. Carmen Olsem won first place in Extemporaneous Reading, Mallory and Suzanne Pagel won third place in Duo Interpretation, Sydney Cuperus took fifth in Humorous, and Maddy Dibble and Melissa Gehl placed sixth and seventh in Extemporaneous Speaking.

In addition to these finalists, Taylor Kenney and Sophia Spittle both earned blue merit ribbons in Storytelling for finishing just a point below the finalists in the category.

Other Fulda speakers included Jeremy Welling, Kole Kramer, Kelsey Lesher, Courtney Zins, Randi Tiesler, Nicole Lang, Jocelyn Schreier, Nicole Sauer, Laeela Steinmetz, Todd Peterson, Andrea Fuerstenberg, Millie Piper, and Sariah Cheadle.

On Thursday, March 21, Fulda will host a small junior high tournament for speakers in 6th through 9th grades. The first round of speaking will begin at 4 PM. On Saturday, March 23, the full team will be in Marshall, MN, to compete in the SMSU High School Speech Tournament.

The Fulda Speech Team will end its regular season with a free event for the public. Coaches Karsten Piper and Debra Moe and all the Raider speakers invite you to Fulda High School at 7 PM on Monday, March 25, for the Fulda Speech Showcase, an evening of entertainment and refreshments.

The Fulda High School Speech Team won second place among small teams and placed ninth overall out of twenty-five teams at the JWP Bulldog Invitational held on Saturday, March 16th at Janesville, MN. Pictured above (L to R) are: Andrea Fuerstenberg, Coach Karsten Piper, Maddy Dibble, Sariah Cheadle, Laaela Steinmetz, Kelsey Lescher, Mallory Pagel, Melissa Gehl, Jocelyn Schreier, Nicole Sauer, Kole Kramer, Sydney Cuperus, Millie Piper, Carmen Olsem, Sophia Spittle, Todd Peterson, Allison Lang, Jeremy Welling, Suzy Pagel, and Assistant Coach Debra Moe.


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