Speech Team Accomplishments

Speech Team Accomplishments

Two WBLAHS Speech Team members qualified to compete in the National NSDA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa June 16-21.

Mariam Elias-Danjuma and Sanyu Mwassa will be taking their Duo Interpretation piece, "40 Year Old Version'' by Radha Blank to the tournament. Their piece placed second at the Central MN District National NSDA Qualifier Tournament which took place March 8-9. Mwassa was also the champion in dramatic interpretation while Elias-Danjuma took 2nd Place in the Program of Oral Interpretation. Central MN is one of the most competitive districts in the nation and the NSDA tournament is the largest academic competition in the world.

At the Eagan Wildcat Speech Tournament on March 9, teammate Alexander Her received the 2024 Anker Anchor Award for Excellence, Empathy, and Encouragement. His coaches commented on his accomplishment saying, "Alex has been a constant example of speech excellence and leadership since he joined our team. He has shown excellent leadership as a team captain of the White Bear Lake Speech team through regular peer coaching, always representing our team proudly, and making sure to celebrate every team member's successes while also supporting them during moments when they are struggling or needed a helping hand."

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