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Joliet West High School speech team named tournament champions

The Joliet West High School speech team won the Tournament Championship at the Santaburg-Oaklaus Tournament on Dec. 8 at Oak Lawn Community High School.
The Joliet West High School speech team won the Tournament Championship at the Santaburg-Oaklaus Tournament on Dec. 8 at Oak Lawn Community High School.

The Joliet West High School speech team was named Tournament Champion at the Santaburg-Oaklaus Tournament on Dec. 8 at Oak Lawn Community High School.

The Santaburg-Oaklaus Tournament is historically competitive and known for its high level of difficulty. West’s Santaburg-Oaklaus win comes on the heels of a first-place victory the team recently achieved at the Thornwood T-Shirt tournament held on Dec. 1.

Joliet West High School speech team members include Benedicta Anighoro, Erika Balbuena, Tabitha Barowsky, Morgan Beene, Julianna Byrne, Aniya Davis, Kennedy Dorris, Henry Eichstaedt, Amaris Gamez, Crismali Garcia, Josymar Garcia, Jamison Gossen, Teresa Hudgens, Zoe Manning, Hadia Masood, Diego Mateo, Louis Mendoza, Katie Munson, Anthony Nardi, Jemma Newby, Hannah Nordquist, Anna Polacek, Kiera Posteluk, Diamond Reaves, Gabriela Reyes, Kayla Robinson, Kendall Schlegel, Mason Schlegel, Alexis Schofield, Madilyn Schott, Sophia Schrock, Casey Snow, Sara Spreitzer, Kailey Staniszewski, Aliah Teclaw, Tiffany Trizna, Sela Viamonte, Lilia Villaflor, Valerie Villaflor, Alexis Wajda, Maddison Wascom, Jared White and Molly White.

The Joliet West High School head speech coach is Kristin Blake. The assistant speech coach is A.J. Galli.

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