Spartan Speech Team Advances To State

The Oak Lawn Community High School Speech Team finished in first place at Sectionals this past weekend and advanced in six events.  The Performance in the Round also snared first place.  The Spartans head to the IHSA state competition this coming weekend in Peoria.
The following students will compete this week: Mariam Chuli and Melanie Cabrera for Dramatic Duet Acting; Layla Nemri for Extemporaneous Speaking; Orlando Ramirez for Original Comedy; Mariana Salazar for Original Oratory; Maya Quinonez for Prose Reading; and Emma Mathews for Radio Speaking.
Performance in the Round champions include Max Cipriani, Mikey Mills, Elijah Rangel, Fotis Patrianakos, Ryan Infante, Maggie Sheehan, Francesca Crosby, Samantha Martinez, Joyce Reising , Kathryn Fragapane, Taylor Micele , Rosie Caprio, and Juno Granados.
Coach Mike Olsson said, “We are extremely proud of our entire Speech Team. This is the first time Mr. Capriola and I have brought home a Sectional Championship as head coaches, and we give all the credit to our talented, dedicated students. We’re also beyond excited to see six individual events and our PIR compete at State in-person again.”


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