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Thursday, March 11, 2010 Students Youth Tri-County News * Kimball, MN Hannah Zipoy in MMTA Finals The Minnesota Music Teachers from a list prepared by a commit- Association (MMTA) sponsored its annual preliminary contest in sites across the state in January. The Central District's competi- tion took place at the College of St. Benedict. St. Joseph, Jan. 23, with the participation of 350 pia- nists representing 54 teachers. Hannah Zipoy, a freshman at Kim- ball Area High School, is a winner in the Intermediate A category, one of the eight age divisions in which piano students compete. The cate- gories range from the Pre-Primary division (6 years and younger) through Senior B (19-20). Each stu- dent.performs a memorized piece tee of MMTA teachers. - Hannah will go on to compete in the State Contest Finals this coming weekend at Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota campus. Pianists with the highest grades in the Contest Finals are selected for ensenble performance in the State Honors Concert at Northrup Auditorium, U of M. The concert has grown into a gal event involv- ing 700 young performers playing on 20 grand pianos in ensemble groups. Hannah, you're wished the best in the State Finals. Barb Root Speech results/From page 6 Original Oratory - Abby Zoller (12), KelseyVigoren (12), Shelby Schiefel- bein (8), McKenzie Libbesmeier (8); Seriohs Drama- Holly Dahlinger (8); Serious Poetry - Ashley Angier (9), Kelsi Woods (12); and Serious Prose - Jayme Olson (10), Regan Dock- ery(8), and Alan Mancini (12). While each peecher has had in- dividual successes throughout the season, several have been recog- nized for their efforts with medals, ribbons, and trophies. At the Albany meet, Tyler Dockery, Chelsey Maus. and Alissa ]ones took first, second, and third places and Hannah Zipoy received an honorable mention in the Ext. Reading category. Jona- than Bisila placed fifth in Discus- sion, Lindsey Pramann and Kenzie Traurig took third and fifth in Great Speeches, Nessa Dahle placed third in Humorous, Megan Bisila took sion; Tyler Dockery-first, Chelsey Maus-fifth Exte'mp Reading; Tara Matthieson-eighth Extemp Speak- ing; Lindsey Pramann-third, Kenzie Traurig-HM, Great Speeches; Me- gan Bisila-fifth Informative; Shelby Schiefelbein-first, Kelsey Vigoren- fifth Original Oratory. At the large Princeton meet, Miles and Bartho- lomew took seventh place out of 45 Duo teams: out of 39 Extemp Readers, Chelsey Maus placed fifth, Alissa Jones sixth, with Tyler Dockery and Hannah Zipoy Ceiv- ing honorable mentions. Lindsey Pramann placed seventh of 21 in Great Speeches while Kelsey Vigo- ren, Shelby Schiefelbein, and Abby Zoller placed third, fifth, and eigh\\;th out of 28 Original Oratory end: Ashley Angier also received an hon- orable mention in Poetry, ranking 12th of 42 competitors. sbg ..ative, ggo. .  ,;I!a week at the.Star ren, Sielby ScMefelbein, and A1Jby Trek-themecl Sauk Centre meet Zoller earned second, fourth, and an honorable mention in Original Oratory, and Ashley Angler placed second in Poetry. The next week at Swanville, Camen Miles and Logan Bartholomew earned an honorable mention in Duo, Extemp Readers swept the category for a second week, placing Chelsey Maus, Tyler Docker, and Alissa ]ones as first, second, and third, with Hannda Zipoy receiving another honorable mention. In Great Speeches, Lind- .sey Pramaim placed second and in Humorous, Nicole Johnson earned an honorable mention In Original Oratory, Kelsey Vigoren won sec- ond, with Shelby Schiefelbein and Abby Zoller bringing home hon- orable mentions. Regan Dockery earned second place in Prose. The Paynesville meet is the'first Final Round meet, where the top eight contenders in each category compete in front of three judges.We had competitors placed in Finals at Paynesville, with the following, re- sults. Jonathan Bisila-fifth Discus- Kimball's talented speakers took home more medals. Duo Miles and Bartholomew placed second in their category, Chelsey Maus and Alissa ]ones won second and fifth places in Extemp Reading, Lindsey Pramann took eighth place in Great Speeches, and Abby Zoller took fourth place in Original Oratory. This coming Saturday, March 13, Kimball hosts one of Central Minnesota's larger tournaments, expecting registrations of 500 stu- dents representing schools from Al- exandria to Cambridge-Isanti and Royalton to Buffalo Lake-Hector. The meet, like all Speech events, is open to the public. If you'd like to come watch our talented speech team in action, the first round be- gins at ffa.m., second at 10:15 a.m., and the third at 11:30 a.m. Check in with Coach Jody at the District Office to find a particular student, or pop into a favorite category to watch. Final rounds will begin at 1:30 p.m. Small Engine & Welding Repair LINDY'S REPAIR GREAT PRICE. Save BIG on TOP QUALITY .,,lp,, Oem vidt   MI h Flet & Vehlob FU: .OU, Air, rilplrluib, & hbla Flitch, "We're your full service, supplier for WIX  heavy duty filters, backed by 60 years of WIX  quality in the filter industry!"  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