Bemidji High School Speech Team placed 3rd in Walker

The BHS Speech team was ranked 3rd out of 36 teams at the Chuck Beckman Memorial Invitational Tournament last Saturday in Walker.

Amy Frenzel was champion in Original Oratory and placed fourth in Extemp Speaking.

Ardaschir Arguelles placed second in Discussion, Evelyn Cordts placed second in Extemp Reading, Melanie Richards was sixth in Great Speeches and Danielle Gray was sixth in Creative Expression.

Honors finalists included Melanie Richards in Drama, Grace Nelson in Poetry, Josh O’Leary in Discussion, Elizabeth Rafferty in Extemp Reading and Savannah Haugen in Great Speeches.

The team travels to Sauk Rapids this Saturday.

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