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DGS Speech Team Wins Regional, DGN Takes Third

Both teams move on to the sectional tournament Saturday at Downers Grove South.

Speech Team took first place in its regional Saturday. , which hosted the regional tournament, took third. 

Downers Grove South took first place in nine of 14 individual events, all of which require one or two students. DGN took first and DGS took second in performance in the round, in which a group of students performance a 15-minute play. 

Students are ranked in three preliminary rounds; those scores determine the final rounds. Students in performance in the round perform just once. Each ranking corresponds to a certain number of points. The team with the most points wins the tournament. 

Both DGS and DGN will compete this Saturday at their sectional tournament, hosted by Downers Grove South. The state speech tournament is held the weekend after. 

Dramatic Duet Acting 

Billy Chengary and Erin C. Walsh, from DGS, took first place. Murtaza Kapasi and Sarah Batchu, from DGN, took third place. 

Dramatic Interpretation 

Colleen Derosa, from DGS, took first place. Julie Thorn, from DGN, took fourth place. 

Extemporaneous Speaking

Emily Temple-Wood, from DGN, took first place. Supal Mehta, from DGS, took second place. 

Humerous Duet Acting 

Dan Leahy and Erin M. Walsh, from DGS, took first place. Andy Krupin (Sr.) and Murtaza Kapasi, from DGN, took third place. 

Humerous Interpretation 

Michelle McCarthy, from DGS, took first place. Nicole Smith, from DGN, took second place. 

Impromptu Speaking

Nick Tannenbaum, from DGS, took second place. Alex Buckley, from DGN, took third place. 

Informative Speaking

Dhara Puvar, from DGS, took first place. Emily Temple-Wood , from DGN, took second place. 

Oratorical Declamation

Erin C. Walsh, from DGS, took first place. Kate Karl, from DGN, took second place. 

Original Comedy 

Michelle McCarthy, from DGS, took first place. Devin Collett, from DGN, took second place. 

Original Oratory 

Sarah Batchu, from DGN, took second place. 

Performance in the Round 

Downers Grove North took first place. Downers Grove South took second place. 

Poetry Reading 

Billy Chengary took first place. 

Prose Reading 

Colleen Derosa, from DGS, took first place. Devin Collett, from DGN, took second place. 

Radio Speaking 

Andy Krupin, from DGN, took second place. Lillie Kase, from DGS, took third place. 

Special Occasion Speaking 

Heather Johansen, from DGN, took first place. Lillie Kase, from DGS, took second place. 

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