The Oak Park and River Forest High School Speech team after their third place win. (Submitted photo; Pat Cheney)


The Oak Park and River Forest High School Huskie Speech Team took third place at Hersey High School Mid-Winter Freeze Invitational Speech Tournament last weekend.

IHSA Regional Speech Team Public Performance is Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Third Place TEAM Trophy (40 points)

  • 1st place – Ellie Bourgikos – Original Oratory and Briana A Williams – Oratorical Declamation
  • 2nd place – Extemp John Stankovich and Impromptu. Isabelle Picciotti 
  • 3rd place – Dramatic Interpretation – Sophia Carlin and Special Occasion Speaking- Stephanie Carlin 
  • 4th place – Original Oratory – Mark Weissglass; Original Comedy – Stephanie Carlin; Extemp- Parthenia Gharavi; and Improv Duet Acting  – Brii Williams & Stephanie Carlin 
  • 6th place – Dramatic Interpretation – Isabelle Picciotti; Improv Duet Acting – Olivia Zapater-Charrette & Mark Weissglass 
  • And a few just missed finals-Maeghan Sullivan,  Stephanie Guralnick, Gabe Girson, Lia Bauer-Goulden, and Erin McCammond-Watts, and Gaby Gonzalez-Stuver
  • Coaches:  Patt Cheney, Lynette Welter, Tiffany Davis, and Sharon Johnston

The next Invitational Tournament is next Saturday, Jan. 31 at Glenbrook North High School.

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