Tricounty News

Eden Valley-Watkins speech team takes first place

EV-W speech team took first place in Sub-Sections Thursday, April 4. They are coached by Bonnie Spohn Schmaltz. Individuals receiving awards were: Jasmine Miller-second alternate in Creative, Erin Salo-first alternate in Extemporaneous Reading, Heidi Geislinger in Creative, Teresa Bautch and Brittany Hesse in Duo Interpretation, and Maddison Moyer in Drama.

Advancing to the Section tournament are:

Sixth place-Paige Meyer in Informative, Tori Barnes in Drama, and Kayla Ehresmann in Prose;

Fifth place-Tyler Swafford in Discussion, Thomas Neuman in Drama, and Sarah Wirz in Poetry;

Fourth place-George Lemke in Extemporaneous Speaking, Cameron Flaschenriem in Great Speeches, and Meredith Gruenes in Original Oratory;

Third place-Dyani Acosta and Kaitlyn Gruber in Duo Interpretation, and Debbie Holdvogt in Informative;

Second place-Morgan Steffens in Original Oratory and Maggie Schmaltz in Prose.

Subsection Champions were Matt Benson in Discussion, Dylan Butterfass and Patrick Latcham in Duo Interpretation, Anne Benson in Great Speeches, Madison Field in Humorous, and Anne Gathje in Original Oratory.

Eden Valley-Watkins speech team is pictured after winning first place in sub-sections. They are, in front, left to right, Meredith Gruenes and Madison Field. In second row are Morgan Steffens, Anne Gathje, Deb Holdvogt, Paige Meyer, Cameron Flaschenriem, Patrick Latcham, and Dylan Butterfass. In third row are George Lemke, Jack Bates, Shelby Kuechle, Maggie Schmaltz, Andie Phelps, Erin Salo, Nick Block, Dyani Acosta, and Kaitlyn Gruber. In fourth row are coach Jess Lubbers, Mickale Stotz, Hannah Holmberg, Arnie Gruenes, Emily Frank, Heidi Geislinger, Brittany Hesse, Teresa Bautch, and Matt Benson. In fifth row are Hannah Martineau, and Tori Barnes. In sixth row are coach Mike Warner, Heather Anderson, Anne Benson, Brandi Asfeld, Maddison Moyer, Tyler Swafford, Thomas Neuman, Nathan Utecht, Mackenzie Field, and coach Bonnie Spohn. In seventh row are Kayla Ehresmann, Jasmine Miller, CJ Barnes, Samantha Coulter, Nicki Barnes, coach Liz Otto, and coach Sharon Borgert.