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What's Happening?

We're getting ready for our first tournament on January 21st!

National Tournament
Louisville, KY
June 12-17, 2022

We had nine members of our team competing at the National Tournament this year.  Here are the results:


Grace Bowen & Emily Nyberg - Quarterfinalists in Duo (Top 30 of 231 total entries)

Gintare Piscikaite - Quarterfinalist in Informative Speaking (Top 30 of 248 total entries)

Aaimah Khawaja - Quarterfinalist in Impromptu Speaking (Top 30 of 402 total entries)

Aiden Clayburn - Octafinalist in Humorous Interp (Top 60 of 242 total entries)

Ankita Gurung - Octafinalist in Program Oral Interp (Top 60 of 238 total entries)

Lauren McCutcheon - Octafinalist in Impromptu Speaking (Top 60 of 402 total entries)

Tharika Arunkumar - Double-octafinalist in Impromptu Speaking (Top 120 of 402 total entries)

Rachna Balasubramanian - Double-octafinalist in Impromptu Speaking (Top 120 of 402 total entries)

Team Award:

Lakeville North earned a Speech School of Honor award placing us in the top 50 of the 1080 schools in attendance.

Congratulations!  We are so proud of all you accomplished this season.

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Students at Expo: 

back row: Aiden Clayburn, Gintare Piscikaite, Rachna Balasubramanian, Lauren McCutcheon, Grace Bowen

front row: Brooke Styer (in lavender), Ankita Gurung, Emily Nyberg, Tharika Arunkumar, Aaimah Khawaja

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Public Address at Competition: 

Gintare Piscikaite, Tharika Arunkumar, Aaimah Khawaja, Rachna Balasubramanian

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Interpers at Competition:  

Ankita Gurung, Aiden Clayburn, Grace Bowen, Emily Nyberg, Ellie Scheldberg from Burnsville HS, who travelled with our team

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