Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The KAHS speech team competed with 30 Central Minnesota teams at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Invitational, hosted by Molly Olson, former speech coach and English teacher at KAHS. Kimball competed in the Medium Team category (10-20 students) and placed second, bringing home a second trophy in two weeks. Five hundred students competed in three rounds for top honors in each of 13 categories. The top three contestants earned medals with those taking fourth receiving a pair of socks. Freshman Jenifer Gilpatrick tied for first place in the humorous category, taking second place with a tie-breaking coin toss. Last week, Jenifer also tied for first and took second after a coin toss. Jenifer took first place in all three rounds, coming in second in a tough field of 61 competitors. Senior Kyle Messer earned fifth place out of 39 serious prose competitors and received an Honorable Mention. Also receiving Honorable Mentions were juniors Abby Zoller and Kelsey Vigoren in the original oratory category, and Tyler Dockery, eighth grade, in extemporaneous reading. In Medium Schools, Zimmerman took first place with St. Michael-Albertville taking third. Onamia took first in Small Teams, followed by Ogilvie in second place and Elk River in third place. Dassel-Cokato took charge of the Large Team category, puttingSt. Cloud Cathedral in (a rare) second place and Willmar in third. Nicely done, CMC Speech Teams. Kimball travels Saturday, Feb. 14, to Swanville High School for a Valentine's Day meet. The bus leaves at 6:25 a.m.