The speech team captured the five-team Culver Academies Winter Invitational on Feb. 2. Sixty of the 66 entries competing placed in the top eight. That included these 15 champions:
Alina Badalich – Broadcast (Varsity); Katie Bevil – Humorous Interpretation (Novice); Alex Ding – Discussion (Varsity); Yen-Yen Gao – Declamation (Novice); Morgan Hartman – Impromptu (Novice); Emily Hernandez – Declamation (Varsity); Emily Hernandez/Todd Newton – Scripted Duo (Varsity); Alex Jeffirs/Clare Nowalk – Scripted Duo (Novice);
Also Stephanie Ma – Poetry Interpretation (Novice); Destini Pimental – Place Discussion (Novice); Maureen Reed – U.S. Extemporaneious (Varsity); Pat Samila – Humorous Interpretation (Varsity); Caitlin Schwartz – Broadcast (Novice) and Interpretation (Novice); and Katrina Willis – Original Oratory (Novice).