The varsity team had two tournament
champions, Brian Welter in radio speaking and Lindsey Boerma in
original comedy. The team was paced by several second-place
finishers, including Welter in extemporaneous speaking, Boerma in
humorous interpretation, Kathryn Muck and Brady Gerdts in dramatic
duet acting, Gerdts and Eric Knutilla in humorous duet acting, Tom
Swanson in declamation and special occasion speaking, and Kassandra
Pepperell in oratory.
varsity finalists were Patrick Perry, third in humorous
interpretation; Perry and Tony Curcuru, sixth in humorous duet;
Kathryn Muck, third in dramatic interpretation; Amy Schumacher,
fifth, and Miranda Merriman, sixth, in impromptu speaking;
Pepperell, third in declamation; Kathryn O’Donoghue, sixth in
original comedy; Janel Filbeck, fifth in oratory; Rachel Kasa,
seventh in prose; Filbeck, fifth, and Jill Patrick, sixth, in
special occasion speaking; and Ruth Ohmart, eighth in verse.
"We saw new and different
competition this week, and it was gratifying that the team still
finished on top," said Lincoln speech coach Ed Jodlowski. "This next
weekend will be a good test when we travel to Naperville for the
Tournament of Roses."
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At Heyworth, the novice champion for
Lincoln was Jaci Gandenberger in original comedy. Other placers were
Jillian Dowell and Rhiannon Hoagland, sixth in dramatic duet;
Cameron Kurtz, fourth, and Genevieve Larson, fifth, in
extemporaneous; Taylor Muck, third in humorous interpretation;
Kurtz, fifth in impromptu; Annie Sheley, second, and Chrissy Schick,
fifth, in declamation; Rebecca Kasa, fourth in oratory; Larson,
third, and Dowell, fourth, in special occasion speaking.
news release provided by Ed Jodlowski]