Despite the inclement weather, 16 area teams and 300 students traveled to Red Wing High School on Saturday, Feb. 23 to compete in the annual RWHS Speech Invitational. The RWHS speech team tied for second in the Medium Team Division and 10 Red Wing speakers earned individual honors.

Speakers who competed at the home meet included: Mia Beck; Cayanne Korder and Josie Brickey (second, Duo); Trey Ponto and David Scheerer (sixth, Duo); Rachel Dopkins; Jayda Pederson; Londyn Overlander; Erin Jezeirski; Sarah Nelson; Marshall Laidlaw (fifth, Informative Speaking); Mason Overman; James Smith; Olivia Johnson (fifth, Original Oratory); Elliott Engberg (honorable mention, Original Oratory); Rachel Hauschildt; Alainn Hanson; Yesenia Sanchez (third, Poetry); Sadie Bloom; Tessa Heineman (honorable mention, Poetry); Audrey Lahammer; and Grace O'Brien (fourth, Place, Storytelling).