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LT Speech Team takes 1st and ready for Regionals

The Lyons Township High School Speech Team took first place at the 18-school Ferry Forensics Festival in Vernon Hills over the weekend, narrowly beating out Bartlett High School by a single point.

The Lyons Township High School Speech Team took first place at the 18-school Ferry Forensics Festival in Vernon Hills over the weekend, narrowly beating out Bartlett High School by a single point. The team took home a beautiful trophy to add to their growing collection. Students earned numerous medals, including nine 1st place medals, four 2nd place medals and 11 3rd place medals.

Top finishers include:

1st place finishes Amanda Bolton Sophomore Original Prose and Poetry & Special Occasion Speaking Claudia Casas Junior Radio Speaking Denis Keljalic Junior Oratorical Declamation Mary Smyers Senior Original Oratory Nick Fuentes Freshman Oratorical Declamation Paige Dore Sophomore Informative Speaking Pat O'Malley Junior Extemporaneous Speaking Riley Carroll Sophomore Dramatic Interpretation 2nd place finishes Billie Schaub Sophomore Dramatic Interpretation Stephanie Cordero Senior Original Oratory Claire Meyer & Jack McDermott Junior Humorous Duet Acting Denis Keljalic &Tom Weiler Junior Improvisational Duet Acting 3rd place finishes Aidan Teppema Junior Poetry Reading Billie Schaub Sophomore Wretched Interp Claire Meyer Junior Prose Reading Deirdre Sheldon Sophomore Special Occasion Speaking Jack McDermott Junior Poetry Reading Jonathan Janas Junior Original Comedy & Radio Speaking Tera Havey Junior  Original Comedy Liz Soudan Junior Wretched Interp Steven Vogel Sophomore Humorous Interpretation Tera Havey &Jonathan Janas Juniors Improvisational Duet Acting 

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Joseph R. Martan January 24, 2013 at 08:37 PM
As a member of the 1966-67 Speech Team all I can say is "Bravo!" to the new generation of Golden Throated Orators! I do have one question. Have they done away with the category of "After Dinner Speaking" or has that been relabeled or subsumed into another category?

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