HS Speech Team holds end of the year banquet

The Fergus Falls High School Team held their end of the season banquet and awards program on Sunday, April 15th. Head Coach Mike Donoho welcomed the team and their families stating that the team performed very well this season with all members receiving recognition.

Receiving Central Lakes All-Conference awards were Takaira Sheldon, Elizabeth Grotberg, Isabella Nehk and Tyler Hauge. Receiving CLC Conference’s honorable mention were Grace Kelly, Ayva Fultz, Tabitha Smith, Leila Nasri, and Lauren Oseien.

Students placing in the 8AA North’s subsection meet were Grace Kelly in Discussion, Tyler Hauge in Prose, Takaira Sheldon in Dramatic Interpretation, Mary Grotberg and Thomas Bowman in Duo Interpretation.

Students placing as alternates in the 8AA Subsection meet were Elizabeth Grotberg and Kendal Nygaard in Duo Interpretation. Students who placed went on to perform at the 8AA Section meet with Tyler Hauge placing 3rd in Prose Reading and qualifying him for the MN State high school Speech meet. Tyler Hauge went on to compete and place 10th at the State Speech Meet held in Apple Valley on April 20th.

The following participants earned letters for Otter Speech: Grace Kelly, Tyler Hauge, Angelique Lindgren, Ayva Fultz, Elizabeth Grotberg, Isabella Nehk, Kendal Nygaard, Tabitha Smith, Takaira Sheldon, Thomas Bowman, Nate Palmer, and Xyola Holm. Participation certificates were presented to Lauren Oseien, Mary Grotberg, Madison Hubert, and Destoni Julsrud.

The team’s 2018 captains, Tyler Hauge and Grace Kelly, were thanked for their contributions to the team and the new 2018 captains were announced: Angelique Lindgren and Isabella Nehk. Seniors, Tyler Hauge, Grace Kelly, Tabitha Smith, and Thomas Bowman, were also recognized.

The Speech Team is coached by Mike Donoho and assistant coaches, Dee Fritz and Steph Fleming.

Speech team members
Speech team members: Front: Xyola Holm Middle: Destoni Julsrud, Kendal Nygaard, Tabitha Smith, Isabella Nehk, Angelique Lindgren, Grace Kelly Back: Ayva Fultz, Tyler Hauge, Thomas Bowman, Nate Palmer Missing: Lauren Oseien, Mary Grotberg, Elizabeth Grotberg, Madison Hubert, Takaira Sheldon, Leila Nasri


Speech Team seniors
Speech Team Seniors: L to R: Tyler Hauge, Tabitha Smith, Grace Kelly, Thomas Bowman