Lyons Township High School team takes first in speech
Updated: January 21, 2013 6:07AM
The Lyons Township High School Varsity Speech Team won an outstanding 27 medals at the recent Maine Mania Tournament and earning 1st place as a team, bringing home their first 1st place trophy of the season and bringing home their first 1st place trophy in the last eight years.
LT took top honors at the 12-team tournament, outscoring the other teams by 40 points. In total, 33 LT students participated in 42 events and earned 27 individual medals, bringing the speech team’s total medal count to 53 medals.
Team sponsor Kirsten Manthei attributes much of the team’s success to two factors: size and strength. Two years ago, the team consisted of just five students. Last year, the team grew to 25, and now there are 43 students competing.
Emily Baker - Oratorical Declamation - 4 - Western Springs
Gabby Borowski - Prose Reading - 5 - Western Springs
Claudia Casas - Radio Speaking - 4 - LaGrange Park
Alexandra Christos - Original Oratory - 1- Indian Head Park
Paige Dore - Original Prose and Poetry - 1; Informative Speaking (INF) - 2 - Western Springs
Nick Fuentes - Oratorical Declamation - 2 - LaGrange Park -
Michael Grodek - Impromptu Speaking - 5 -Countryside -
Tera Havey - Improvisational Duet Acting - 2; Original Comedy - 4; Humorous Interpretation (HI) - 5 -Burr Ridge
Bryce Hughes - Impromptu Speaking - 5 - La Grange
Jonathan Janas - Improvisational Duet Acting - 2; Radio Speaking (RS) - 4 - LaGrange Park
Denis Keljalic - Oratorical Declamation - 2; Improvisational Duet Acting - 3 - Brookfield
Jack Maloney - Original Comedy - 4 - La Grange
Jack McDermott - Humorous Duet Acting - 1; Poetry Reading - 3 - Western Springs Claire Meyer - Humorous Duet Acting - 1; Prose Reading - 3 - La Grange
Mark O’Connor - Radio Speaking - 3 - Western Springs
Pat O’Malley - Extemporaneous Speaking - 1 - La Grange
Kendall Pietrzak - Humorous Duet Acting - 5 - La Grange
Billie Schaub - Dramatic Interpretation - 1; Wretched Interpretation - 4 - LaGrange
Deirdre Sheldon - Special Occasion Speaking - 2; Original Comedy - 4 - Western Springs
Mary Smyers - Original Oratory - 3 - La Grange
Hunter Soyak - Prose Reading - 3 - La Grange
Ann Stapel-Kalat - Wretched Interpretation - 1; Special Occasion Speaking (SOS) - 5 - LaGrange Park
Aidan Teppema - Poetry Reading - 3; Humorous Duet Acting - 5; Original Prose and Poetry - 4 - LaGrange Park
Jackie Torres - Dramatic Duet Acting - 4 - Western Springs
Steven Vogel - Humorous Interpretation - 6 - Western Springs
Tom Weiler - Improvisational Duet Acting - 3; Dramatic Duet Acting - 4 - LaGrange Park
Marisa Zulaski - Impromptu Speaking - 5 - Western Springs.~.