District 97 Earns First Place at the West 40 Speech and Drama Festival for the Second Consecutive Year

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By Community Editor

For the second consecutive year, District 97 took first place at the West 40 Speech and Drama Festival, which was held at Elmwood Park High School on Saturday, March 3. The team, which earned one of the top scores in the competition, was made up of the following students and teachers/coaches from Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian Middle Schools:

Brooks
Ovya Ganesan
Jack Richardson
Leyla Scheuring
Veronica Thomas
Morgan Wheeler

Coaches: Sheela Barot, Toni Cofield, Mary O'Toole and Patricia Williams

Julian
Ella Dixon
Ian Duignan
Maya Gary
Parthenia Gharavi
Tatum Hansen
Danny Ide
Rachel Kaufman-Levine
Noah Kitsos
Dahlia Kupmin
Sean Lane
Riley Moloney
Isabel Picciotti
Declan Ryan
Freya Trefonides

Coaches: Malachy Boyle, Bill McGlynn and Bessie Santos

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Posted: March 12th, 2012 7:51 PM

speech team and robotics teams are winners in op. these are skills that translate into employment. way to go oak park!

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