PHS speech team places fifth at last two meets

The Princeton High School speech team placed fifth out of 17 teams at last Saturday’s Zimmerman meet and fifth out of 22 schools in the March 2 Fridley meet.

PHS will compete this Saturday in Milaca, followed by the March 19 Granite Ridge Conference meet in Zimmerman.

“The kids are practicing hard and their hard work is beginning to pay dividends for them,” said PHS head speech coach Thor Mattick.

Individual results at the Zimmerman meet:

Discussion – Brian Kunz meet champion

Extemporaneous speaking – Kenny Cowles meet champion, and Alicia Aho third

Great speeches – Annika Peterson fifth, and Emma Carlberg eighth

Humorous – Matt Kreft second

Original oratory – Michael Huebsch honorable mention

Poetry – Sam Glauvitz honorable mention

Storytelling – Josh Malley eighth, and Gino Fraboni honorable mention

Duo interpretation – Alicia Maltz and Jamie Malley honorable mention.

Cambridge won the Zimmerman meet, with St. Cloud Cathedral second, Fridley third, Elk River fourth and Princeton fifth.

Individual results at the Fridley meet:

Great speeches – Peterson meet champion

Humorous – Kreft meet champion

Discussion – Kunz second, and Nick Lagenfeld honorable mention

Duo interpretation – Andrew Sorenson and Vince Steele sixth

Extemporaneous speaking – Aho third, and Cowles fifth

Original oratory – Huebsch seventh

Poetry – Glauvitz honorable mention

Storytelling – Fraboni and Thorson each honorable mention.

Elk River was first in the Fridley meet, followed by Totino-Grace, Cambridge-Isanti, Fridley and Princeton.