Students at section speech tournamentThe MPA Speech Team won the MSHSL Section 4A Speech Tournament on Friday, April 5 with more than double the points of the second place team. Congratulations to our Panthers and their incredible coaches!

Finalists and state qualifiers are:

  • Beldaja Jama – 1st place in DISCUSSION (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Kaija Kunze-Hoeg – 3rd place in DRAMA (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Chloe McClusky – 4th place in DRAMA
  • Hana Miller – 5th place in DRAMA
  • Ryan Ghose and Livia Wooldridge – 1st place in DUO (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Carly Peacock and Tyler Schelle – 3rd place in DUO (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Garrett Hollihan – 1st place in EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Salmah Elmasry – 2nd place in EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Isak Dai – 4th place in EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING
  • Ceci Driano – 2nd place in GREAT SPEECHES (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Aneesh Syal – 3rd place in GREAT SPEECHES (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Charlie Galicich – 1st place in HUMOROUS (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Molly Vergin – 2nd place in INFORMATIVE (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Tanner Gasteazoro – 9th place in INFORMATIVE
  • Priya Manda – 2nd place in ORIGINAL ORATORY (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Emma Cohen – 3rd place in ORIGINAL ORATORY (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Ellen Vergin – 4th place in ORIGINAL ORATORY
  • Misk Khalif – 1st place in POETRY (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Julia Portis – 5th place in POETRY
  • Nasri Maktal – 6th place in POETRY
  • Charlotte Millinovich – 7th place in POETRY
  • Anna Gaudio – 1st place in PROSE (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Tara Samsel – 3rd place in PROSE (going to the MSHSL State Tournament)
  • Claire Hanson – 5th place in PROSE

The MSHSL State Tournament takes place on Friday, April 12 at Wayzata High School. The first rounds start at 10:15 AM. Go Panthers!

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