Marshall speech team competes at Lakeville South, Minneota

The Marshall Tiger speech team varsity speakers finished in 4th place out of 21 teams at the Lakeville South Speech Tournament on Saturday. The teams from Eastview, Eden Prairie, and Prior Lake finished ahead of Marshall. The Tigers were led by seniors Jack Pedersen and Lydia Hurst. Pedersen won 1st place in humorous and took 7th in duo with partner Isaiah Schroeder. Hurst finished in 4th place in original oratory and in 6th place in duo with partner Mansi Bell. The Tiger C-Squad competed at the Minneota Speech Tournament and finished in 3rd place as a team. Ninth-grader Georgia Rabaey led the team by earning a 2nd-place finish in informative speaking.

Lakeville South top finishers:

Jack Pedersen, 1st place, humorous

Lydia Hurst, 4th place, original oratory

Savannah Boedigheimer, 5th place, prose

Zoe Vorbach, 5th place, great speeches

Bethany Greathouse, 5th place, POI

Lydia Hurst and Mansi Bell, 6th place, duo

Stephen Zimmer, 6th place, great speeches

Bethany Greathouse, 7th place, poetry

Isaiah Schroeder and Jack Pedersen, 7th place, duo

Minneota top finishers:

Georgia Rabaey, 2nd place, informative

Halle Pedersen, 3rd place, informative

Nnenna Onyeaghala, 5th place, informative

Sierra Nelson, 5th place, creative expression

Olivia Williams and Elly Lewis, 6th place, duo

AJ Runchey Smalley, 6th place, prose

Honorable mention: Braxton Seifert, great speeches; Mary Lanoue, humorous; Bella Puetz, prose