4/21/2018 11:13:00 AM Hansen, Burpo make MN 2018 All-State Speech Team
The Minnesota Speech Coaches Association (MSCA) has released the names of 64 speech competitors, representing 28 different high schols, who have earned a spot on the 2018 MSCA All-State Speech Team. Ellie Hansen and Emma Burpo, both of Walker-Hachensack-Akeley School, have been awarded this honor.
To qualify for All- State, speakers must attain a set of milestones established by the MSCA. Those qualifications include being a senior in high school, documented excellence in competition, including at least three subsection or section teams and at least two appearances at the MSHSL state tournament, and utilizing their speech skills in at least three other activities, such as National Honor Society, dramatics or athletics. Community engagement is also part of the qualifying criteria.
The All-State students received their awards at the Minnesota State High School League State Speech Tournament on April 20 - 21 at Apple Valley High School.