Speech Team Continues Winning Ways

The Cotter Speech Team won the meet this past weekend at Kasson-Mantorville by over 100 points! 38 speakers won ribbons or medals, including 8 category champions. Category champions were Hunter Ramsden in Prose, Sam King in Humorous, Anne and Cecelia Galke in Duo, Yinuo (Angela) Zhen in Poetry, Ellie Hutmacher in Informative, Viva Graff in Original Oratory, Gabe Welch in Extemporaneous Reading, and Hannah Graff in Extemporaneous Speaking. 

Updated rankings from the National Speech and Debate Association puts our team 18th in the State of Minnesota. Additionally, we have several students who have been ranked in the Top 50 in the state:

Grace Miller, 46th, Original Oratory - Updated 39th
Sarah Zhu, 19th, Dramatic Interpretation
Jon Weltzien, 41st, Dramatic Interpretation - Updated 40th
Megan Zenke, 14th, Humorous Interpretation
Hunter Ramsden, 17th, Humorous Interpretation - Updated 30th
Sam Wantock, 2nd, Duo Interpretation (93rd Nationally) - Updated 85th
Emily Tullis, 18th, Duo Interpretation
Ellie Hutmacher, 46th, Program of Oral Interpretation
Choco Li, 8th, Informative (73rd Nationally) - Updated 65th
Jack Walters, 7th, Storytelling (18th Nationally) - Updated 6th - 16th nationally
Nick Walechka, 24th, Storytelling (51st Nationally)
Anne Galke, 23rd, Prose
Hunter Ramsden, 32nd, Prose
Ellie Hutmacher, 3rd, Poetry (44th Nationally) - Updated 37th
Angela Zehn, 38th, Poetry
Alison French, 50th, Poetry