Four BHS Students Head to IHSA's Speech Tournament Sectionals
Lead by senior Heather Afriyie, Bolingbrook High School’s speech team will send four individuals to the Illinois High School Association’s Speech Tournament sectionals at Homewood-Flossmoor Feb. 11.
Editor's Note: The article is a release from Valley View School District 365U.
Afriyie won the Sandburg regional individual competition in both dramatic interpretation and oratorical declamation.
Other sectional qualifiers included sophomore Mohamed Elhrisse, who finished fourth in prose reading; senior Sandra Elmore, who finished third in original oratory; and sophomore Suraj (Neil) Seth, who finished second in impromptu.
The BHS speech team finished fifth in regionals. Other team members include Ashely Daniels, Candice Turner, Jordan Henderson, Joe Pierce, Kenyatta Parker, Michelle Kittlling-Brewer, Mikayla Houston, Shea Ihne, and Simone Darby. They are coached by Donna Franks-Tapley.
The state tournament is Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 in Peoria.