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Westonka Speech Earns Second-Place Team Trophy

By Lorrie Ham The Westonka speech team competed at the STMA Invitational on Feb. 9, earning enough individual trophies to score the second-place team trophy in the large school division. Individual successes that contributed to the second-place finish included two first-place finishes, two third-place finishes, one fourth-place finish, one fifth-place finish and one seventh-place finish.

Westonka Speech Competes in Middle School Tourney

By Lorrie Ham Westonka Speech competed in a middle school tournament hosted by New Prague on Valentine’s Day and placed second overall in the team division. Mound Westonka High School eighth-grader Ilana Andrev placed first in Extemporaneous Speaking, and ninth-grader Griffin Meisel placed third. Andrev was also the champion of Informative Speaking, her second first-place

Westonka Speech Competes in Pair of Events

By Lorrie Ham The Westonka Speech Team competed at the season favorite Marshall Speech Spectacular Jan. 25-26, when nearly 40 students participated. While several competitors broke into out rounds, Mound Westonka High School juniors Anders Erdahl and Grace Hanson both made it to the podium, where Erdahl placed fifth in discussion and Hanson was sixth.

Speech Team Hosts Odyssey Tournament

By Lorrie Ham The Westonka Speech Team, along with the Orono Speech Team, co-hosted the third annual Odyssey Speech tournament on Jan. 19. Almost 500 students from 14 different schools descended upon Mound Westonka High School to compete in what was most likely the first tournament for many of the competitors. Westonka Speech was a

Westonka Speech Competes at Section Tourney

By Lorrie Ham Nine Westonka speech competitors advanced to the Region 2AA North/West section tournament on April 17 at Chaska High School after competing in the subsection tournament April 11 in New Ulm. Competing at sections were: ninth-grader Merrick Gormley, Poetry; sophomore Grace Hanson, Discussion; junior Taylor Hummelsund, Poetry; ninth-grader Katherine Johnson, Informative; ninth-grader Hayden

Westonka Speech Hosts Middle School Tourney

By Kelsey Rausch Westonka Speech had a busy past week. On March 15, Westonka Speech hosted its very own middle school tournament at Grandview Middle School. The first annual Ides of March Tournament had 75 competitors from across the state. Westonka Speech saw great success, with seven team members earning the top spot in their

Westonka Speech Takes Top Honors at Norwood-Young America Tourney

By Kelsey Rausch The Westonka Speech Team dominated at the Norwood Young America Speech Tournament on Feb. 17. Due to the overwhelming success of the team, Westonka Speech took first place overall in team sweepstakes with a whopping 85 points. The team also took home over 20 individual awards. Three Mound Westonka High School students

Westonka Speech Earns Awards at Prior Lake Tourney

By Kelsey Rausch Westonka Speech competed at its third tournament of the season on Feb. 3 at the Prior Lake Speech Invitational. This year, many varsity students are having success by double entering in multiple categories, and many novice students are having success in their new categories. At Prior Lake, five Westonka students broke into

Westonka Speech Breaks 10 into Finals at Marshall Tourney

By Kelsey Rausch The Westonka speech team headed down to Marshall, Minnesota on Jan. 26 for the 18th Annual Marshall Speech Spectacular. This huge tournament boasts over 800 competitors from states across the Midwest. Westonka Speech brought 39 competitors to the competition and managed to break 10 competitors into finals, doubling the amount of students

Hummelsund is Athletic/Activities Student of the Week

The Westonka Activities Department is proud to name Mound Westonka High School junior Taylor Hummelsund Athletic/Activities Student of the Week for the week of Jan. 22, 2018. She is one of the captains of the Westonka Speech Team this year. Last year, Hummelsund impressed coaches by working harder than almost anyone on the team. She