Notre Dame Academy Speech Team wins state championship
Toledo, OH: A state champion in impromptu speaking was just the topping on a wonderful year in speech for the Notre Dame Academy Speech Team. NDA was district champs in their Ohio High School Speech League district as well as Western Ohio District champs in their National Forensic League district.
NDA sent a record twenty-four girls to states! Four are going to Nationals in a suburb of Las Vegas in June, 2008. At the state competition in Medina, they tied for seventh out of the sixty-six schools that qualified students for states!
Individual highlights from the State Finals included:
Carly Johnson (Toledo) -State Champion in Impromptu Speaking
Sarah Hansen (Toledo)--Third in the State in Original Oratory
Annie Farinella (Perrysburg)--Sixth in the State in Humorous Interp
Anna Balzer (Perrysburg) & Nadine Ajaka (Toledo)--tied for seventh in the State in Duo Interp Maryellen Mouch (Sylvania)--tied for seventh in the state in Impromptu Speaking Katie Goliver (Bowling Green)—top twelve in Oratorical Interp
Corinne Natyshak (Toledo) in Dramatic Interp
Teri Relation (Sylvania) and Claire Rigoulot (Sylvania) in Impromptu Speaking
Brigid Randolph (Toledo) in Prose-Poetry
Catherine Mouch (Sylvania) in Student Congress
Other State Qualifiers were: TaTiana Sanders (Toledo) and Melanie Feehan (Maumee), Kathryn DeLapp (Sylvania), Hayley Reynolds (Sylvania), Lauren Czaplicki (Rossford), Katie Pettee (Maumee), Moncia Guisfredi (Sylvania), Leama Ajaka (West Toledo), Veronica Lysaght (Toledo), Lauren Borrell (Toledo), Anne Glaza (Waterville), and Madeline Petee (Toledo).
NDA National Qualifiers are TaTiana Sanders (Toledo) and Melanie Feehan (Maumee) in Duo Interp, Sarah Hansen(Toledo) in Original Oratroy, and Annie Farinella (Perrysburg) in Humorous Interp!