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Local Toastmasters are pictured after winning awards in the area speech contest. In the front is Glen De Guzman. In the second row, from left, are Mark Laska, Hastings Club President Terri Cheney, Area 83 Governor Ernie Stone and Deb Miller. (Submitted photo by Bri Nellermoe)

Local speakers earn Toastmasters awards

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Three members of the Hastings StoryWeavers, a new Toastmasters group, recently won awards during the Toastmasters’ speech contests. One is advancing in competition to the international contest in Thunder Bay, Canada.


Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization focused on helping people develop their communications and leadership skills. The organization is split into several districts comprising several small, local groups.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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