Speech team second at Cathedral meet

Princeton 10th grader Jessica Lindstrom gives a speech on the various aspects of the high heel, including its history and the social reasons behind wearing them. Lindstrom finished in seventh place in the informative speech category at the St. Cloud Cathedral speech invite. Princeton finished second overall.

The speech season has officially started and the PHS speech team got off to a strong showing with a second-place overall finish Saturday, Feb. 4 at the St. Cloud Cathedral Invitational meet. The team placed second out of 13 schools and had four medalists in first through third place, according to PHS speech coach Thor Mattick.

Princeton’s Bailey Stottrup (Extemp. Reading) and Melissa Trunk (Poetry) were first-place award winners. Tom Crawford (Prose) finished in second place and Andrew Sorenson and Vince Steele (Duo Interpretation) and Kenny Cowles (Extemp. Speaking) turned in third-place performances.

Another 10 students placed in fourth through eighth place in their categories, Mattick said.

Princeton has a very young team this year with almost 20 first-time speech competitors, he said.

The team’s next meet is Saturday at St. Francis High School.


Individual results

8th Place – Creative Expression – Trey Stuckey

7th Place – Discussion – Megan Frandsen

3rd Place – Duo Interpretation – Andrew Sorenson & Vince Steele

1st Place – Extemp. Reading – Bailey Stottrup

8th Place – Extemp. Reading – Rylan Erickson

3rd Place – Extemp. Speaking – Kenny Cowles

4th Place – Great Speeches – Annika Peterson

5th Place – Great Speeches – Nick Langenfeld

5th Place – Humorous – Matt Kreft

6th Place – Informative – Shaelin Lekatz

7th Place – Informative – Jessica Lindstrom

8th Place – Original Oratory – Brian Kunz

1st Place – Poetry – Melissa Trunk

2nd Place – Prose – Tom Crawford

8th Place – Prose – Heather Anderson

7th Place – Storytelling – Tia Ronneburg

Honorable Mention – Storytelling – Gino Fraboni


Team Results

1st – Dassel-Cokato

2nd – Princeton

3rd – Cathedral

4th – Annandale

5th – Zimmerman