Wheaton Invitational, February 16th
It was a successful evening for the WCA Speech Team in Wheaton with 13 of 21 entries placing in the top 6 for medal honors. Abby Zwieg made her medal debut, placing 6th in Creative Expression. Hannah Anderson finished strongly in Great Speeches, placing second. We had two discussants in the medal round, Solomon Sewell in 1st and John Barber in 5th. Rose Borash placed 6th in Informative Speaking among some very talented competition. Emily Engen was the storytelling champion for the evening. Our poetry crew finished very strongly for us with Kristin Gilberston in first, Timothy Ruud in second and Nathan Lewis in fourth. Brianna Kreft met some of the best competition in the area and placed 4th. Ethan Olson won it all, placing first in original oratory with Solomon finishing in second in the same category. Makenna Prairie placed 4h in her new category, extemporaneous speaking.