Speech Team Destroys Competition at IHSA State Series

Josiah Cook, Staff Writer

Throughout the month of February, Wheaton North’s Regional Speech Team competed in the State Series, and there was a solid lineup of competitors to take on the Sectional Tournament at Glenbard West High School on February 8th, 2020 including Ahmed Albayaty & Marcos Rodriguez (HDA) Elizabeth Hensley,(DI Daniel Dravet (OC), Kellin Hanas, (HI) Deven Rea (IMP), Aniah Berdick (INFO), Ayesha Shafiuddin, (OO) Lindsey Allen (EXT), Syd Mark (SOS) and Madeline Strasma (PRO) and Leoni Reilly (POE). Wheaton North’s Performance In the Round also got 2nd place at Glenbard West! Fortunately, there were members of the team who earned the chance to compete at the state tournament: Daniel Dravet in Original Comedy, Kellin Hanas in Humorous Interpretation, Ayesha Shaffiudin in Oratorical Declamation and Madelyn Strasma in Prose Reading. These individuals competed in Peoria for the State competition on February 21st-22nd, and the extremely talented Kellin Hanas got 6th place in this prestigious competition.