BHS Speech Team takes home medals in Duluth

The Bemidji High School Speech Team had several finalists at the Duluth Denfeld Tournament Saturday.

Medalists included Elizabeth Rafferty, overall champion in Extemp Reading, Orion Montgomery in Extemp Reading, and Amy Frenzel, honors champion in Original Oratory.

Honors finalists included Melanie Richards in Great Speeches, Evelyn Cordts in Extemp Reading, Amy Frenzel in Extemp Speaking and Ardaschir Arguelles in Discussion.

The team travels to Hibbing this Saturday.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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