State Speech Awards


2021-22 MPA Speech Team

Congrats, MPA Speech Team!

The MPA Speech Team has wrapped up their season with an excellent performance at the MSHSL state competition at Eastview High School. Congratulations to the team as they finished in second place overall! Congrats to State Champions, Zaara Nayak & Akshay Somayajula, for also receiving the Wells Fargo Award of Excellence.

Below are the rest of the individual placements. A huge thank you and congrats also goes out to the amazing speech team coaches, Tanner Sundermann, Zach Brown, and Marce Gangl!

Max O’ Connor: 10th place in Extemporaneous Reading

Rohit Iyer: 9th place in Extemporaneous Speaking

Meiran Carlson: 7th place in Poetry

Charlotte Bergh/Ruby Schwieger: 4th place in Duos

Pahwa Yang: 2nd place in Prose

Frances Martin: 2nd place in Extemporaneous Speaking

State Champs, Akshay Somayajula & Zaara Nayak

Akshay Somayajula: State Champion in Great Speeches

Zaara Nayak: State Champion in Original Oratory

State Speech Finalists

Go Panthers!