The speech team at Marian Catholic High School took fourth-place overall during the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Invitational. | Supplied Photo
Updated: January 31, 2013 6:02AM
Freshman Kyle Walker, of Country Club Hills, earned first place in original oratory and second place in informative speaking to lead the Marian Catholic High School speech team to a fourth-place overall finish during the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Invitational.
Marian Catholic captured top-six finishes in 12 events including original oratory (Josephine An, of Munster, Ind.; second place); informative speaking (MacKenzie Bainbridge, of Crete; fourth place); and radio speaking (Kaylee Wiater, of Crete; fifth place; and Holly Dankowski, of Park Forest; sixth place).
The school also received awards in humorous duet acting (Julia Kapocius and Marissa Brink, both of Chicago Heights; fifth place); dramatic duet acting (Sylvester Bracey, of Homewood; and Alex Renzetti, of Chicago Heights; fifth place); and special occasion speaking (Bracey, third place; and Renzetti, sixth place).
Students also won awards for original comedy (Dankowski, fourth place; and Chima Ndukwe, of Olympia Fields; fifth place); prose reading (Gabbi Foster, of Chicago; third place; and Lexi Humphrey, of Chicago Heights; fourth place); poetry reading (Humphrey, fourth place; and Kayln Des Jardinsm, of Chicago Heights; sixth place).
The team also won awards in oratorical declamation (Alex Martin, of Markham; fourth place); humorous interpretation (Renae Melone, of Monee; fourth place); and extemporaneous speaking (Chris Korfiatis, of Schererville, Ind.; fifth place).