Mandan News

MHS Speech team season is underway

The Mandan Speech team is up and running in high gear for the 2013 Speech season. Currently, the team has competed in tournaments at Linton, Washburn, Richardton, Shiloh Christian, Dickinson and Bismarck St. Mary’s.

Mandan graduated a small but talented group of seniors, so there has been some slots to fill this season. The recruiting has been going well with five middle school students participating on the team. Several individuals have placed and some have already qualified for the state tournament.

The team will be competing in tournaments at Richardton on March 9, Minot State on March 11, Bismarck High on March 16, Fargo North on March 22 and Fargo South on March 23. Mandan will host the West Region tournament at MHS on April 6. The State A Speech Tournament will be held in Jamestown on April 13. The National qualifying tourney will be held at the Seven Seas in Mandan in mid-April.

Most recently, the speech team placed first out of 28 schools at the Bismarck St. Mary’s tourney, which was a major accomplishment with only 15 members able to compete in the tourney.

The team is coached by Pat Pins, Annette Bender and Amy Vetter.