The LCHS team was led by tournament champions Brandon Rahn in radio,
Hannah Snyder in impromptu, Tony Curcuru and Lincoln Moore in
humorous duet, and Janel Filbeck in oratory.
Other varsity finalists were Curcuru and Kaylyn Engelhardt,
fourth in dramatic duet; Todd Schumacher, sixth in dramatic
interpretation; Rahn, third in extemporaneous; Schumacher and
Stephanie Holford, fourth in humorous duet; Taylor Muck, second, and
Holford, fourth, in humorous interpretation; Cameron Kurtz, second
in impromptu; Moore, second in original comedy; Kelly Knecht,
fourth, and Kurtz, fifth, in special occasion speaking; and Jairris
Vermeiere, sixth in verse.
Semifinalists not advancing to the final round were Rebecca Kasa
and Cody Follis in dramatic duet; Hannah Snyder and Lauren May in
extemporaneous; Hailey Cooper in humorous interpretation; Lauren May
in impromptu; Annie Sheley, Kelly Knecht and Devin Pegram in
declamation; Devin Pegram in oratory; Jill Patrick in prose; Raeann
Sheley in radio; and Cody Follis in verse.
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The novice team was led by Jordan Gallagher, who finished first
in verse. Other placers were Devin Pegram, third in oratory and
fourth in declamation; Caiti Wunderlin, fourth in dramatic
interpretation; Raeann Sheley, third in special occasion and fourth
in radio; Paul Disney, fourth in original comedy; Billy Grover,
fifth in extemporaneous; and Lauren May, fourth in extemporaneous
and sixth in impromptu.
"It's a great Christmas present for the kids," said speech coach
Carrie Schreiber. "We have never won this tournament. Great teams
from the suburbs come down every year to compete; this year we
finally did it and beat them. We will continue to look for good
things to come from this team in 2007."