Tournament varsity champions from LCHS
were Lindsey Boerma in humorous interpretation and original comedy,
Kathryn Muck and Brady Gerdts in dramatic duet, Gerdts and Eric
Knutilla in humorous duet acting, Brian Welter in extemporaneous,
and Tom Swanson in special occasion speaking.
Other varsity placers for Lincoln were
Kathryn Muck, second in dramatic interpretation; Patrick Perry and
Tony Curcuru, sixth in humorous duet; Curcuru, second, and Perry,
fifth, in humorous interpretation; Hannah Snyder, fifth, and Miranda
Merriman, sixth, in impromptu speaking; Janel Filbeck, second,
Hannah Snyder, fifth, and Miranda Merriman, sixth, in oratory;
Brandon Davis, fourth, and Ruth Ohmart, seventh, in prose reading;
Brian Welter, second in radio speaking; Sonya Twist, fourth, in
special occasion speaking; and Eric Knutilla, fourth, and Ruth
Ohmart, fifth, in verse reading.
LCHS novice champions were Janel
Filbeck in special occasion speaking, Cameron Kurtz in
extemporaneous and impromptu, Laura Gillen in oratory, and Taylor
Muck in humorous interpretation.
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Other novice finalists for Lincoln
were Rebecca Kasa and Betsy Ramlow, fifth in dramatic duet; Jairus
Vermeire, fourth in dramatic interpretation; Taylor Muck and Ian
Arneaud, fifth in humorous duet acting; Annie Sheley, second, Lexie
Springer, fourth, and Chrissy Schick, sixth, in declamation; Rebecca
Kasa, second in oratory; Brittany Reves, sixth in prose; Schick,
third, and Arneaud, fifth, in radio speaking; and Jillian Dowell,
third in special occasion.
Carrie Schreiber and Ed Jodlowski
are co-coaches of the LCHS speech team.
"This group is so much fun to
coach," Schreiber said. "They know how to compete and are learning
how to practice. Each week we get better and better, and all we can
say about the points we scored this weekend is 'WOW.' It's hard to
think it can get much better, but the both the kids and the coaches
know it can, and that's a scary thought."