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Speech team is third

Red Wing High School speech team traveled to Rochester John Marshall High School on Saturday to compete against 21 area schools. The team brought home a third-place Team Trophy in the small- schools division.

Individual competitors who contributed to team standings were Mandie Gade, second, creative expression; Alanah Rollins and Maria Pearson, honorable mention, creative expression; Megan Brennan, honorable mention, extemporaneous reading; Riley Larson, first, great speeches; Megan Graves, Ashleigh Overlander, Nick Mittelsteadt, Harrison Fitschen, Emily Meier and Inga Dudley, honorable mention, humorous; and Quentin Anderson and Brandon Ulvenes, honorable mention, informative.

The team will play host to its annual tournament from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22. More than 20 teams and 425 competitors will participate. The event is free and open to the public.