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Speechapalooza: Speech Team members (top row, left to right) junior Sean Fallon, freshman Vihaan Iyengar, senior Justin Kim, senior Eric Nardulli, sophomore Madelaine Meyer,  sophomore Anne Sullivan-Beltran, junior Alexandra Lehene, sophomore Olivia Jurado, senior Gianna Barash, senior Anya Azara, senior Gabriel Blumenfeld, (bottom row, left to right) freshman Shayna Fitzershtein, sophomore George Abraham, freshman Alexandra Gorodovsky, and freshman Megan Kay competed at the Speechapalooza competition with the code “Fall Out Boy”.

Speech Team goes gold

Libby Trapp, staff writer
March 22, 2024

It is 6:15 a.m. on a Saturday morning when the bus rolls to a stop, allowing South’s Speech Team, all suited up, to crowd in. Though tired from the early start, nervous energy hangs in the air as the...

Getting to know Speech Team

Sarah Al-Jawhar, asst. features editor
November 10, 2022

Whether it is sharing snacks or giving each other advice about their speeches, junior Gianna Barash knows her fellow Speech Team members are always there to support her and everyone else on the team. After...

Fearless Fellows :  Waiting for sectionals to begin, Speech Team members are willing to face the common fear of public speaking through a variety of speeches including dramas. comedies and poems. This year’s sectionals took place at Glenbrook North.

Speech Team eliminates common fear of public speaking

Shannon Mathew and Julia Marriott
April 22, 2019

Speaking in front of a large group of people is an underlying fear for many students at South. According to the National Social Anxiety Center, 70% of people struggle with public speaking. Fortunately,...

Successful Speaking: Holding her medal, senior Cassidy Jackson poses for a picture at the Schaumburg Speech Tournament that occurred on Nov. 19. Jackson placed second in the Original Oratory category in which she wrote a five paragraph speech on a topic of choice with a goal of persuading her audience.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Schultz

Speech team works to meet goals, prepares for future tournaments

Lauren Bianco and Brendan Wolf
December 12, 2016

A successful speech team works toward their goals not by sheer luck, but with practice, dedication, teamwork and plenty of support, according to Jidapa Thia, Speech Team co-captain. Thia believes that...

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