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Mandan takes fourth at state speech

Mandan took fourth place at the 61st annual State Class A Speech Tournament, which was held at Jamestown High School on April 20.

Bismarck Saint Mary’s captured first with 131 points, followed by Fargo Shanley in second and Fargo Davies in third. Mandan placed fourth with 56 points.

Mandan received one first place finisher at the state tournament. Mattie Singer took first place in the category of dramatic interpretation. Singer, along with Carter Tomac, also captured second place in the serious duo category.

All participants of the state meet qualified from one of two regional tournaments or qualified at an invitational tournament held during the season.

The following are the top place winners and Mandan’s placers in each of the 14 categories:

Radio Broadcasting – 1st, Emily Vecchia, Bismarck St. Mary’s. Storytelling – 1st, Cameron Meek, Fargo North. Extemporaneous Programmed Reading – 1st, Rachel Goettle, St. Mary’s; 4th, Hannah Jacobson, Mandan. Humorous Duo – 1st, Jana Lynch and Brittany McIntyre, Jamestown. Dramatic Interpretation – 1st, Mattie Singer, Mandan. Extemporaneous Speaking – 1st, Sebastian Startz, Shanley; 4th, Hannah Fishbeck, Mandan; 6th, Mitch Hersch, Mandan. Poetry – 1st, Chris Reidman, St. Mary’s. Humorous Interpretation – 1st, Katie Rasmussen, St. Mary’s. Serious Duo – 1st, Jaurdyn Gillis and Bryce Vogel, West Fargo; 2nd, Mattie Singer and Carter Tomac, Mandan. Inform – 1st, Sebastian Startz, Shanley; 4th, Kristen Stenslie, Mandan. Serious Prose – 1st, Jaurdyn Gillis, West Fargo. Speech to Persuade – 1st, Catherine Cho, Fargo Davies; 3rd, Shay Skagger, Mandan; 4th, Hannah Fishbeck, Mandan. Impromptu – 1st, Karan Saravana, Fargo Davies; 5th, Mitch Hersch, Mandan; 7th, Billie Fleck, Mandan; 8th, Cole Symbaluk, Mandan. Speech to Entertain – 1st, Lucas Moen, Grand Forks Central.