Henning speech team competes at sections
On April 5, 10 members of the Henning High School speech team competed in the Section 6A speech tournament at Underwood High School. Those 10 students had earned the right to compete at the Section level after placing in the top six of their respective events at the Subsection 22 contest held the previous week.
The Section 6A tournament featured all 13 categories of competition sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League: Creative Expression, Discussion, Serious Drama, Dramatic Duo, Extemporaneous Reading, Extemporaneous Speaking, Great Speeches, Humorous Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Serious Poetry, Serious Prose and Storytelling.
At the section tournament, each speaker competed in three preliminary rounds of competition. After those three rounds, the top six speakers in each category advanced to the final round in their respective events. From the final round, the top three contestants then earn a berth in the State tournament.
Henning saw four speakers advance to the final round: Alyssa Houselog (Serious Drama); Jacob Haugen (Extemporaneous Speaking); Whitney Borchardt (Creative Expression) and Christian Rose (Extemporaneous Reading. read entire story. . . .