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Richards speech team wins 35-team tournament

The varsity speech team from Richards High School wfirst place recent 35-team Santaburg Oaklaus speech tournament.  |  Supplied

The varsity speech team from Richards High School won first place at the recent 35-team Santaburg Oaklaus speech tournament. | Supplied photo

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The speech team from Richards High School recently continued its early-season success, winning the championship at the 35-team Santaburg Oaklaus tournament co-hosted by Sandburg and Oak Lawn high schools.

It was a complete team effort, according to a press release from Community High School District 218, with Richards claiming three individual titles and three runner-up finishes.

Medalists for Richards included:

First place: Eda Guven, Original Oratory; Michael McCarthy, Prose Reading; Peter Forberg, Impromptu Speaking.

Second place: Michael McCarthy, Humorous Interpretation; Roxanne Segina, Special Occasion Speaking; Teris Taylor, Original Oratory.

Third place: Kiersten Bergquist, Oratorical Declamation.

Fourth place: Celina Clifton, Poetry Reading; Gabby Bandera, Humorous Interpretation; Teris Taylor, Informative Speaking.

Sixth place: Deja Whitt, Prose Reading; Katie Nestor, Radio Speaking.

Finalist: Alec Rigik, Original Comedy.

Staff report



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