SHS Speech team

Back to front, left to front: Arvind Maran, Raj Panda, Guatham Nair, CJ Younger, Sam Woodward, Snigdha Panda, Himani Joshi, Aditi Rao, Jarred Garcia, Owen Forsythe, Aditya Prabhu, Natasha Das, Shreya Avilala, Luke Stavedahl, Anjali Thomas, Amy Leivestad, Ella Harmeza, Manasa Valluru, Simran Rana, Agrim Joshi.

The Shakopee High School speech team had its subsection tournament last Thursday and finished in third place, with many students moving onto sections on April 6.

Members of the team and the categories they compete in are:

Arvind Maran, Great Speeches

Raj Panda, Discussion

Guatham Nair, Original Oratory

CJ Younger, Extemporaneous Reading

Sam Woodward, Drama

Snigdha Panda, Prose

Himani Joshi, Discussion

Aditi Rao, Informative

Jarred Garcia, Creative Expression

Owen Forsythe, Original Oratory

Aditya Prabhu, Discussion

Natasha Das, Extemporaneous Speaking

Shreya Avilala, Extemporaneous Speaking

Luke Stavedahl, Extemporaneous Speaking

Anjali Thomas, Prose

Amy Leivestad and Ella Harmeza, Duo

Manasa Valluru, Informative

Simran Rana, Storytelling

Agrim Joshi, Extemporaneous Speaking

Prior to that, the following students placed at the invitational in Roseville on March 16:

Sam Woodward, sixth place Next-in Discussion.

Andy Paranjape, honorable mention, Discussion.

Natasha Das, 2nd Place Next-in International Extemporaneous Speaking.

Shreya Avilala, 6th Place Next-In International Extemporaneous Speaking.

Himani Joshi, 2nd Place Next-In Discussion.

Agrim Joshi, honorable mention Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking.

Not Pictured: Gautham Nair, Merit Original Oratory.

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