Richards speech team second at 35-team tournament
- Student: Richards speech team
- School: Richards High School
- Class/grade: 9-12
- Award: Runner-up at speech tournament
The speech team from Richards High School continued its early season success by placing second at the 35-team Santaburg Oaklaus tournament co-hosted by Sandburg and Oak Lawn high schools.
Michael McCarthy led the Bulldogs’ strong performance by winning the tournament championship in Humorous Interpretation. Other highlights included Jason Warrior placing second in Poetry Reading and Taylor Gabby placing second in Prose Reading.
The strong overall team performance featured four students placing fourth in their categories: Lauren Davis, Prose Reading; Brendan Johnson, Radio Speaking; Eftihia Peroulas, Oratorical Declamation; and Jason Warrior and Tambra Bullock, Dramatic Duet Acting.
Roxanne Segina placed fifth in Special Occasion Speaking and sixth in Oratorical Declamation, while Jasmine Ortega took sixth in Impromptu Speaking and Jeanine Cyze sixth in Original Comedy.