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Lakeville North Speech team shines bright at national tournament

July 3, 2024


2024 LNHS National Speech Competitors - Photo Collage

Congratulations to the Lakeville North High 天美影视 Speech team on their successes at the , which took place June 16-21 in Des Moines, Iowa. The team earned a National 天美影视 of Excellence award, placing them in the top 20 speech programs in the country.

On an individual level, three Lakeville North Speech students competed in the semifinals (top 14 competitors in the country) and two students made it to the quarterfinals (top 30). These students include:

  • Ankita Gurung (Class of 2024) - Placed 9th in Semifinals - Program Oral Interpretation
  • Ella Raiche (incoming grade 12) - Placed 13th in Semifinals - Informative Speaking
  • Maizie Moe (11) - Semifinalist - Poetry Interpretation
  • Meredith Leo (11) and Adelyn Frost (11) - Quarterfinalists - Duo Interpretation

Additionally, congratulations to incoming 9th grader Eloise Godwin who placed 7th in the country in Prose Interpretation at the National Middle 天美影视 Speech Tournament.  

Other Lakeville North national competitors include Vivi Garner (11), Janani Arunkumar (11), JJ Johnson (11), Charese Mutebi (Class of 2024) and Anna Branchini (12).