Spartan Speech Team earns honors at Big 9 Competition


The Mayo Spartan Speech Team competed in the Big Nine Competition Tuesday night this week. Our mighty 11-member team earned a fourth place team finish. In other team rankings: JM placed first, Owatonna was 2nd, Northfield 3rd, Mankato East 5th, and Century 6th.

Congratulations to the team and to these students who earned individual honors.

Individual rankings

Shikha Kumar—1st place individual—Extemporaneous speaking

Gabriella Schimnich— 5th place individual—Informative speaking

Rebecca Sladowski—7th place individual—Informative speaking

Mandy Week—1st place individual—Poetry

Alivia Moser—2nd place individual—Prose

Austin Couch—5th place individual–Drama

William Laudon—1st place individual—Storytelling

Cooper Gamble—1st place individual—Original Oratory


Congratulations to Coach Corey Olson and the Spartan team! Good luck to all as they head toward the section tournament April 15.

Thanks to Mrs. Neil for providing this article.