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Lincoln speech team takes first
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[NOV. 25, 2003]  The Lincoln Community High School speech team finished in first place at the 13-team tournament in Charleston on Saturday. The team was led by varsity tournament champions Audrey Beach in oratory, Katie Muck in dramatic interpretation, Tom Swanson in prose, and Kasey Pepperell and Brady Gerdts in humorous duet.

Other varsity finalists were Pepperell and Brandon Davis, fourth in dramatic duet; Doug Rohrer, second in dramatic interpretation; Rohrer and Lindsey Boerma, second in humorous duet; Boerma, second in special occasion and fifth in humorous interpretation; Pepperell, third in impromptu; Erica Brickey, second in declamation and fourth in verse; Brandon Davis, third in declamation; Brian Welter, third in original comedy; Brittany Feese, fifth in prose; Audrey Beach, fourth in radio; Tom Swanson, third in special occasion; Fay Allison, seventh in special occasion; and Erica O'Neill, seventh in declamation.

Novice tournament champions were Rachel Hahn in humorous interpretation and original comedy, Sonja Twist in oratory, Jill Patrick in special occasion, and Hannah Snyder in extemporaneous speaking.


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Other novice finalists were Rachel Kasa, second in verse and fourth in prose; Rebecca Rogers, fifth in prose and verse; Andrew Kleinman, fifth in special occasion and radio; Hannah Snyder, third in extemporaneous; Jill Patrick and Meri Laurence, third in dramatic duet; Sonya Twist, second in declamation; Daniel Ohmart, second in radio; Alex Davis, fourth in radio; Brandon Rahn, second in impromptu and fourth in extemporaneous; and Kathryn O'Donoghue, sixth in dramatic interpretation.

The speech team will enjoy a weekend off before they travel to two tournaments: the Heyworth novice and Bloomington tournaments.

[News release]

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