Pope John team excels at Summerland

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PJCC speech team members are (front row, l-r): Harlie Tyler, Kaitey Schumacher, Jazmine McNally, Reese Stuhr and Stephanie Gutierrez. Standing are: Ashlynne Charf, Eliza Borer, Brooklyn Meis, Juliana McNally, Skyler Meis, Olivia Klein, Jack Barlow, Aiden Klein, Matthew Dilly, Tessa Barlow, Camry Kittelson and Josie Vaisvilas. Not pictured: Cale Kinney, Linus Borer and Emma Lea Ruterbories. Photo submitted

The Pope John High School speech team had a bright start to their season at the Summerland invite Saturday. Coach Amy Klein said the team placed third. Medalists were:

Novice Division

Aiden Klein — 1st – entertainment; 2nd – extemp

Tessa Barlow and Jovie Vaisvilas — 1st – duet 

Camry Kittelson — 4th – humorous prose

Tessa Barlow — 2nd – poetry

Jovie Vaisvilas — 4th – poetry

Stephanie Gutierrez — 6th – serious

Reese Stuhr — 4th – serious

Varsity Division

Linus Borer —  2nd – extemp; 1st – informative

Kaitey Schumacher, Emma Lea Ruterbories, Skyler Meis, Ashlynne Charf & Brooklyn Meis — 2nd – OID

Jack Barlow — 6th – humorous prose

Eliza Borer — 1st – persuasive

“The entire team did a fantastic job,” Coach Klein said.