Marian Speech Team First at Thornridge Tourney

Marian choir

Marian Catholic High School vocalists present their Christmas Choral Concert on Tuesday in the Croarkin Theatre. Members of Spartan Choir pictured include l-r: Shannon Lynch (Homewood), Thomas McNeal (Olympia Fields), Emma Terrazas (Lansing), Emily DeBoer (Dyer), Kyle Habben (Matteson), Leah Christofanelli (Flossmoor), Ashley Smith (Olympia Fields), Andrew Wlos (Crete), and Mollyanne Nunn (Crete). The Director of Choirs at Marian Catholic is Michelle Howisen. Vonda Hardesty accompanies the choirs on piano. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Four individual titles spark superb team performance

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Sparked by four individual first-place event finishes, the Marian Catholic High School Speech team captured first place in the recent Thornridge Tree Tournament.

Marian prevailed behind first-place points from Colleen Daw (Homewood) in Special Occasion Speaking, Summer Fields (Richton Park) in Original Oration, Jon Williamsen (Steger) in Dramatic Interpretation, and Zach Henry (Lansing) and Adam King (Lansing) in Humorous Duet Acting.

Second-place points came from Joe Wlos (Crete) in Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking, while Jaboukie Young-White (Harvey) earned a third-place in Original Oration and Fields was third in Oratorical Declamation. Kiayla Jackson (Sauk Village) finished in fourth place in both Original Comedy and Poetry Reading.

Marian also received scores from Conor Keane (Oak Forest) for fifth in Informative Speaking, Martin Kudra (Chicago Heights) for fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking, Keegan Marz (Crete) for sixth in Informative Speaking, and Trevor Thompkins (Olympia Fields) for seventh in Informative Speaking.