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The Red Wing orators found success March 20 in Northfield and March 24 in Lake City High School. Submitted Photo

Editor's note: The Red Wing High School Speech Showcase scheduled for April 3, 2018, was postponed due to weather Tuesday. A replacement date will be shared when it is announced.

Citizens will have a rare opportunity to see — and hear — Red Wing High School orators. On April 3, the speech team will hold a showcase 5:45-8 p.m., at school. T

The showcase, which provide an opportunity to watch two rounds of performances, comes on the heels of two competitions

The Red Wing High School speech team placed second overall in competition, with a pair of competitors receiving Big 9 Conference honorable mention awards as well.

During the Big 9 Conference speech meet in Northfield, Minn., on March 20, sophomores Josie Brickey and Anna Bowes placed second in the category of duo interpretations. The pair also were the recipients of Big 9 honors.

Other Winger participants included: Micah Marks, Yesenia Sanchez, MacKenzie Schutz, Haley Braford and Sarah Nelson (fourth place, duo interpretation), Jayda Pederson, Rachel Jacobson, Maddie Groh, Grace O'Brien (fifth, humorous), Londyn Overlander, Mason Overman, Trey Ponto, Angie Voigt, Erin Jezeirski, Marshall Laidlaw (fifth, informative), Pablo Reyes, Eva Engberg, James Smith, Rachel Hauschildt, Kailyn Peterson, David Scheerer, Rylan Shilts and Tesia Heineman.

The team continued to find success taking home second place overall against 12 teams while at Lake City High School on March 24.

The team won 13 individual awards including first place finishes by Marshall Laidlaw in informative speaking and Rylan Shilts and Allison Metzen in dramatic interpretation.

Competitors who contributed to the team standings included Yesenia Sanchez (fourth, creative expression), MacKenzie Schutz (sixth, creative expression), Micah Marks, Rachel Hauschildt, Jayda Pederson (third, extemporaneous reading), Rachel Jacobson (second, great speeches), Mallary Bade (third, great speeches), Kailyn Peterson, Tesia Heineman (sixth, serious prose), Haley Braford, Sarah Nelson, Londyn Overlander, Mason Overman, Angie Voigt, Grace O'Brien (second, humorous), Maddie Groh (fifth place, humorous), Daisha Cecil (sixth, original oratory), Eva Engberg (second, original oratory) and Olivia Johnson (fourth, original oratory).

The April 3 is free and open to the public.

Matthew Lambert

Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism. 

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