The LCHS team was led by senior Lindsey Boerma, who finished first
in humorous interpretation and second in special occasion speaking.
Sophomore Janel Filbeck was the only other varsity winner, finishing
first in oratory and fifth in radio speaking.
finalists were Tony Curcuru and Rachel Kasa, second in dramatic
duet; Kasa, third, Kelly Lohrenz, fifth, and Brittany Reves, sixth,
in dramatic interpretation; Curcuru and Annie Sheley, third, and
Jairris Vermeire and Taylor Muck, seventh, in humorous duet; Sheley,
second, and Amy Schumacher, sixth, in declamation; Jaci Gandenberger,
fourth in original comedy; and Ruth Ohmart, sixth in prose reading.
Novice winners were Kelly Lohrenz in special occasion, Kaylyn
Englehardt in prose and Lincoln Moore in original comedy.
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Other novice finalists were Cody Follis, third in verse and sixth
in dramatic interpretation; Chelsea Filbeck, fourth in
extemporaneous; Stephanie Holford, third in humorous interpretation;
Hailey Cooper, third in original comedy and fifth in humorous
interpretation; Reid McIntosh, second in impromptu and sixth in
radio; Lincoln Moore, sixth in humorous interpretation; and Kaylyn
Englehardt, second in declamation.
"After the first tournament, many people really got busy and
started to really work and improve," said Carrie Schreiber, a coach
for the LCHS team. "We are improving and know
we have a long way to
go, but it should be a fun process getting there this year."
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