Marian Forensics Earns 2nd Place at Thornwood


MCHS seniors Kate Kohler (Oak Forest) and Julie Rzeszutko (Tinley Park) model signature pink T-Shirts as part of the Bloom at Marian men’s basketball Tuesday night fund-raiser game for the Cancer Support Centers. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Although somewhat rusty from the holiday break, the Marian Catholic Forensic Team nonetheless had another successful day with its second-place finish at the Thornwood T-shirt Tournament on Jan. 10. Oak Lawn earned first overall and has been neck and neck with Marian throughout the season. Olivia Jackson led the speeching Spartans with her first-place medal in Poetry Reading.

Marian had third-place medalists in Original Oratory (Anna Ceragioli), Prose Reading (Kiayla Jackson) and Humorous Interpretation (Kiayla Jackson.) Other finalists included Joe Wlos (fourth, Impromptu Speaking); Lauren Nix (fourth, Special Occasion Speaking); Chris Skurka (fifth, Original Comedy); and Tony Vaughn (fifth, Extemporaneous Speaking.)

Competitors Julie Zielinski (Dramatic Interpretation), Martin Kudra (Extemporaneous Speaking) and Mary Lou Herbias with Stephanie Lorenzetti (Humorous Duet Acting) captured sixth-place honors. Additionally, Ashley Smith earned a finalist medal in Poetry Reading.