2013-04-11 / Top News

LHS hosts Region 6 Speech Meet; seven Linton/S-Z speakers advance to State Meet


Linton/Strasburg-Zeeland scored 80 points to finish 4th in the Region 6 Speech Meet, held April 6, in Linton. Six Linton/S-Z speakers advanced to the State Class B Speech Meet, which will be held April 27, in Grand Forks. Members of the team include back row (left to right), Jace Ferderer, Kevin Knapp, Garrick Voigt, Madison Schatz and Samantha Barfield; front row, Head Coach Mrs. Sandra Meidinger, Anthony Schumacher, Shantel Lang, Megan Schumacher, Marley Click and assistant coach Mrs. Diane Nagel. Missing from the photo are Drew Ellingson, Taylor Ryckman, McKenzie Kramer, Anna Vander Laan, Hope Ebel and Casondra Rutschke. Linton/Strasburg-Zeeland scored 80 points to finish 4th in the Region 6 Speech Meet, held April 6, in Linton. Six Linton/S-Z speakers advanced to the State Class B Speech Meet, which will be held April 27, in Grand Forks. Members of the team include back row (left to right), Jace Ferderer, Kevin Knapp, Garrick Voigt, Madison Schatz and Samantha Barfield; front row, Head Coach Mrs. Sandra Meidinger, Anthony Schumacher, Shantel Lang, Megan Schumacher, Marley Click and assistant coach Mrs. Diane Nagel. Missing from the photo are Drew Ellingson, Taylor Ryckman, McKenzie Kramer, Anna Vander Laan, Hope Ebel and Casondra Rutschke. Seven Linton/ Strasburg-Zeeland speakers qualified for state in seven events during the Region 6 Speech Tournament, held April 6, in Linton. The State Speech Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 27, in Grand Forks.

For Linton/S-Z, Samantha Barfield, Garrick Voigt, Drew Ellingson, Megan Schumacher, Jace Ferderer, Kevin Knapp and Shantel Lang each qualified for the State Speech Meet. Voigt, Schumacher and Ferderer each qualified for State in two events.


Junior Garrick Voigt (left) and sophomore Jace Ferderer placed 4th in the Region 6 Tournament and qualified for the State Speech Meet in Humorous Duo. Junior Garrick Voigt (left) and sophomore Jace Ferderer placed 4th in the Region 6 Tournament and qualified for the State Speech Meet in Humorous Duo. Barfield, a senior, placed 3rd and qualified for the State Tournament in Programmed Reading. Barfield also placed 6th in Poetry Interpretation at the Region 6 Tournament. Samantha is the daughter of Maria Schuetz of Linton.

Voigt, a junior, was the Region 6 Champion in Dramatic Interpretation, while Schumacher, a sophomore, was the Region 6 Champion in Poetry Interpretation. Voigt teamed up with Ferderer to place 4th in Humorous Duo, while Schumacher and Ferderer placed 2nd in Serious Duo. Both teams qualified for the State Tournament. Garrick is the son of Tracie Ritz of Linton, and Doug Voigt of Raleigh; Megan is the daughter of Brian and Sue Schumacher of Linton; and Jace, sophomore, is the son of Janelle Ferderer and Kevin Ferderer, both of Linton.


Freshman Shantel Lang and sophomore Kevin Knapp placed 3rd in the Region 6 Tournament and qualified for the State Speech Meet in Serious Duo. Freshman Shantel Lang and sophomore Kevin Knapp placed 3rd in the Region 6 Tournament and qualified for the State Speech Meet in Serious Duo. Sophomore Kevin Knapp and freshman Shantel Lang were the other State Tournament qualifiers by placing 3rd in Serious Duo. Lang also placed 6th in Programmed Reading in the Region 6 Tournament. Kevin is the son of George and Sharon Knapp of Linton; and Shantel is the daughter of Todd and Terri Lang of Strasburg.

Drew Ellingson, a junior, placed 4th in Radio Broadcasting, and 6th in Speech to Entertain. However, Ellingson advanced to State in Radio Broadcasting because one of the top three place winners will not be able to participate at the State Meet. Drew is the daughter of Dave and Renae Ellingson of Strasburg


Sophomores Megan Schumacher and Jace Ferderer were the Region 6 Tournament runners-up and qualified for the State Speech Meet in Serious Duo. Sophomores Megan Schumacher and Jace Ferderer were the Region 6 Tournament runners-up and qualified for the State Speech Meet in Serious Duo. Linton/S-Z also had 8 place winnings in 7 individual events. Taylor Ryckman, a junior, placed 3rd in Speech to Persuade, and 4th in Storytelling. Taylor is the daughter of Rob Ryckman of Pollock (SD), and Marci Ryckman of Bismarck. Other place winners for Linton/S-Z were junior Marley Click (4th in Dramatic Interpretation), freshman Anthony Schumacher (7th in Humorous Interpretation), freshman Madison Schatz (7th in Dramatic Interpretation), and junior Anna Vander Laan (8th in Serious Interpretation). Marley is the daughter of Angie Sayler; Anthony is the son of Mike and Kathy Schumacher; and Madison is the daughter of Brian Schatz ndd Nadine Held, all of Linton. Anna is the daughter of Chad and Meg Vander Laan of Pollock, S.D.


Samantha Barfield; Senior Region 6 3rd Place Programmed Reading State Qualifier Samantha Barfield; Senior Region 6 3rd Place Programmed Reading State Qualifier Also participating for Linton/ S- Z was junior McKenzie Kramer (Humorous Duo and Humorous Interpretation). McKenzie is the daughter of Bob and Melissa Kramer of Linton.

In the team competition, Oakes ended Wishek’s run of seven straight titles by scoring 162 points for the championship. Wishek came in second with 121 points, while LaMoure finished in 3rd place with 86 points. Linton/ Strasburg-Zeeland placed 4th with 80 points. Rounding out the team sweepstakes were Litchville-Marion (34), Edgeley (22), Kulm (19), Ashley (6) and Montpelier (4). Mrs. Sandra Meidinger of Linton/Strasburg-Zeeland was selected as the 2013 Region 6 Speech Coach of the Year.

The following is a list of categories and number of state qualifiers in parentheses, the names of the state qualifiers in bold, and place winners and participants from Linton.


Garrick Voigt; Junior Region 6 Champion Dramatic Interpretation State Qualifier Garrick Voigt; Junior Region 6 Champion Dramatic Interpretation State Qualifier Speech to Entertain (3)
1st: Matthew Kuipers (Oakes)
2nd: Grace Schuler (Wishek)
3rd: Heather McCann (Oakes)
6th Drew Ellingson (Linton/S-Z)

Humorous Interpretation (5)
1st: Seth Schaefer (Oakes)
2nd: Riley Loeks (LaMoure)
3rd: Geoffrey Rath (Oakes)
4th: Maddie Huffman (Oakes)
5th: Grace Schuler (Wishek)
7th: Anthony Schumacher (L/S-Z)
Participant: McKenzie Kramer
(Linton/S-Z)


Megan Schumacher; So. Region 6 Champion Poetry Interpretation State Qualifier Megan Schumacher; So. Region 6 Champion Poetry Interpretation State Qualifier Dramatic Interpretation (2)
1st: Garrick Voigt (Linton/S-Z)
2nd: Hannah Isakson (LaMoure)
4th: Marley Click (Linton/S-Z)
7th: Madison Schatz (Linton/S-Z)

Impromptu Speaking (3)
1st: Natalie Buck (Oakes)
2nd: Allie Hill (Oakes)
3rd: Faith Osborn (Oakes)


Drew Ellingson; Junior Region 6 4th Place Radio Broadcasting State Qualifier Drew Ellingson; Junior Region 6 4th Place Radio Broadcasting State Qualifier Poetry Interpretation (4)
1st: Megan Schumacher (L/S-Z)
2nd: Julianna Wolf (Wishek)
3rd: Laree Janssen (LaMoure)
4th: Becka Tyler (LaMoure)
6th: Samantha Barfield (Linton/S-Z)
Participant: Madison Schatz (L/S-Z)


Linton/S-Z Head Coach Sandra Meidinger was selected as the 2013 Region 6 Speech Coach of the Year. Linton/S-Z Head Coach Sandra Meidinger was selected as the 2013 Region 6 Speech Coach of the Year. Serious Interpretation (3)
1st: Ashley Boom (Edgeley)
2nd: Kylie Buchholz-Schultz (Kulm)
3rd: Aaron Gabriel (Oakes)

8th:Anna Vander Laan (Linton/S-Z)

Speech to Inform (3)
1st: Allie Hill (Oakes)
2nd: Amanda Bitz (LaMoure)
3rd: Katie Kuipers (Oakes)

Extemporaneous Speaking (2)
1st: Rochelle VanBruggen (Litchville Marion)
2nd: Clarissa VanBruggen (Litchville Marion)

Programmed Reading (3)
1st: Rachelle Muir (Litchville-
Marion)
2nd: Joshua Geinert (Edgeley)
3rd: Samantha Barfield (L/S-Z)
6th: Shantel Lang (Linton/S-Z)

Storytelling (3)
1st: Aaron Gabriel (Oakes)
2nd: Dylan Schnabel (Kulm)
3rd: Riley Loeks (LaMoure)
4th: Taylor Ryckman (Linton/S-Z)

Humorous Duo (4)
1st: Katie Aberle/Becka Tyler
(LaMoure)
2nd:HeatherMcCann/H.McCann
(Oakes)
3rd: Rath/Speiese (Oakes)
4th: Garrick Voigt/Jace Ferderer
(Linton/S-Z)
Participants: Anna Vander Laan/
McKenzie Kramer (Linton/S-Z)

Serious Duo (3)
1st: Faith Osborn/Samuel Huffman (Oakes)
2nd: Megan Schumacher/Jace
Ferderer (Linton/S-Z)
3rd: Kevin Knapp/Shantel Lang
(Linton/S-Z)

Radio Broadcasting (3)
1st: Ben Schuler (Wishek)
2nd: Aaron Weber (Wishek)
3rd: Katie Kuipers (Oakes)
4th: Drew Ellingson (Linton/S-Z)

Speech to Persuade (2)
1st: Brittney Muske (LaMoure)
2nd: Amanda Bitz (LaMoure)
3rd: Taylor Ryckman (Linton/S-Z)

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