The Crookston Pirate Speech Team went to RLCC in Oklee on March 24th and again on April 3rd. They came home on the 24th with the Plummer Lions Club Invitational 2nd Place Tournament Team Trophy. On April 3rd the Pirates received the 31A Sub-Section Runners-Up Plaque.
In the nine-team RLCC Lions Club Invitational Tournament on the 24th, the team had two first place finishes; each going 1-1-1 in each of the 3 rounds. They were Muira MacRae in Discussion, and Merran Dingmann and Zach Sanders in Duo.
Joining them in earning medals were Victoria Proulx, winning two 3rd Place medals single-handedly, one in Humor and a second 3rd place medal in Storytelling. Also double entered and receiving medals was Emily Gillette, who won a 4th place medal in Drama and, along with Katherine Geist, won a 6th place medal in Duo. Emma Sherman received a 4rd Place medal in Informative. Winning 5th place medals were Sophia Rezac in Informative and Zara Baig in Humor. Samantha Rezac received a 6th place medal in Storytelling. Ribbon winners were Katherine Geist-Blue for Dramatic Interp, and Georgie French -Red for Humor.
Eight Pirate speakers are going on to the Section 8A Tournament as a result of the Sub-Sections held on April 3rd in Oklee.
The Sections tournament will be held in Fosston, MN on April 10. Those going on are: Merran Dingmann and Zach Sanders-1st in Duo; Muira MacRae-2nd in Discussion; Victoria Proulx-2nd in Storytellling; Katherine Geist-3rd in Dramatic Interp; George French-3rd in Humor, Emma Sherman-3rd in Informative, Zara Baig-4th in Humor. Winning medals, but not advancing to sections were: Emily Gillette-5th in Dramatic Interp, Sophia Rezac-5th in Informative, and Samantha Rezac-5th in Storytelling. Also competing in the tournament were: Bailey Bradford, Ben Brantner, and Linnea French.