Speech and Debate team brings home ten ribbons


The Speech Creatures, JC’s Speech and Debate team, walked away with a total of 10 ribbons: five first place, four second palce, and one third place at their meet at Patterson Mill on Nov. 14.

Captain and senior Megan Greig won first in Original Oratory, senior Margaret McGuirk received first in Prose, and sophomore Lily Liu received first in Chidren’s Literature. In addition, senior Casey Reil and junior Annalee Gabler won first place ribbons for Declamation and Dramatic Interpretation respectively.

“I was really happy with how well the whole team performed. It was great to have old veterans like Megan, Casey, and Margaret do very well, but noobs like Annalee and Lilly do amazing,” Speech and Debate Moderator Bob Schick said.

Junior Billy Jump participated in Extemporaneous Speaking and Gabler participated in Poetry, and they both received second place ribbons. For Readers’ Theater, McGuik, Greig, Reil, and sophomore Kelly Foulk also received second. In addition, Foulk took third place in Prose. Finally, junior Justin Hawkins and junior Jake Kahoe placed second in Team Debate.

According to Gabler, “I think we have a talented group of people. We are all very dedicated and good at what we do. I think one of the most important factors is the fact that we love what we do. That is why we do so well. We have the heart and the determination.”

Hope Kelly is the Editor in Chief of The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.