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Geinert takes first at state speech

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Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

Clare Geinert of Edgeley, N.D., came home from the state tournament a winner on April 24 after placing first in humorous interpretation with an excerpt from Shelley Berman's book, "A Hotel Is a Very Funny Place." She also placed third in dramatic interpretation with a monologue from the off- Broadway musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," by Joe DiPietro.

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"It is incredibly hard to even get to finals at state because the competition is so intense. To place high in two events is a wonderful accomplishment," Coach Joanne Geinert said. "I cannot express how very proud I am of Clare."

Sixty-nine Class B schools from across the state competed in the meet. Geinert's awards placed Edgeley 14th. She also received an All-State award, commending her for having placed high throughout the season in multiple events.

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