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  Individual Events State Final Qualifiers 1998-99 

Dramatic Duet Acting
Dramatic Interpretation
Extempore Speaking
Humorous Duet Acting
Humorous Interpretation
Impromptu Speaking
Oratorical Declamation
Original Comedy
Prose Reading
Radio Speaking
Special Occasion Speaking
Verse Reading
Performance in the Round

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 Dramatic Duet Acting

Amanda Reynolds and Steve Eldridge, Benton
Bunny, Bunny
Jillian Nolan and Nicole Carreno, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
The Welfare Lady
Erica Schneider and Mendy Stynchula, Champaign (Centennial)
The Boom Boom Room
Emily Palmer and Paul Booth, DeKalb
Bunny, Bunny
Anna McElroy and Stevie Bilbro, Elk Grove Village (E.G.)
Blake Sienkiewicz and Jeff Erickson, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Gross Indecency
Casey Alrich and Sean Kelley, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Strange Snow
Chris Winand and Stacey Dembo, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Bunny, Bunny
Jason Economus and Kiirsti Makela, Gurnee (Warren)
The Choice
Cassie Sweat and Paul Lane, Harrisburg
Because I Wanted to Say
Brian Smith and Jason Gordon, Heyworth
Kyle Pepperell and Nick King, Lincoln
Minnesota Moon
Jim Kidonakis and Lisa Super, Morris
Acts of Faith
Jason Rowsey and Jessica Vasquez, Oak Lawn (Community)
Night Sky
Dan Mammano and Josh Rutkowski, Ottawa (Twp.)
Joe Bennett and Randi McKinley, Pekin
Jake's Women
Glenn Davis and Lauren Wells, South Holland (Thornwood)
The Piano Lesson
Jared Funk and Lindsay Allen, Stanford (Olympia)
Traveler in the Dark
Bob Dorsey and Jessica Thigpen, Wheaton (North)
Little Women
David May and Jason Miller, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Brother and Brother

 Dramatic Interpretation

Jillian Nolan, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Face Divided
Jackson Foote, Carbondale
The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
Gena Harrison, Charleston
Dagmara Stieber, Downers Grove (South)
Amber Friendly, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Close Ties
Brett Halloran, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Lonely Planet
Scott Burman, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Down Came the Rain
Natasha Murry, Heyworth
Remember My Name
Abby Gerdts, Lincoln
Aaron Johnson, Moline
Larry Finch Has Aids
Hunter Seamons, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Kelly Freeman, O'Fallon
The Days of Wine and Roses
Jessica Vasquez, Oak Lawn (Community)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Sasha Geoppo, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Emma's Child
Brianne Marsel, Ottawa (Twp.)
Master Class
Lindsay Morgan, Peoria (Richwoods)
David's Red-Haired Death
Elizabeth Copeland, Stanford (Olympia)
Penguin Blues
Jessica Thigpen, Wheaton (North)
Stacy Willyard, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
A Touch of the Poet

 Extempore Speaking

Jacque Flaherty, Alexis
Ben Eberle, Belleville (East)
Melissa Tribble, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Cathy Bower, Chatham (Glenwood)
Chuck Lamphier, Chicago (Marist)
Stephen Clark, DeKalb
Steven Abramowitz, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Brugh Lower, Heyworth
Shubhan Mukherjee, Hoffman Estates (Conant)
Jennifer Rankin, Lincoln
Jessica Jackson, Normal (Community)
Brian Netter, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Aaron Schroeder, O'Fallon
Matthew Wurtzebach, Oak Park (Fenwick)
Kate Rockwood, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Will Luxion, Oswego
Jessica Personette, Ottawa (Twp.)
Monica Harber, Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda)
Tuan Ngo, Peoria (Woodruff)
Jessica Hoffmeier, Wheaton (North)
Danielle Choi, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Humorous Duet Acting

Ben Wymer and Joe Raab, Belleville (East)
Swinger's Rules
Nathan Mullen and Taryn Herman, Benton
The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Jill Schultz and ShKendie Stoddard, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Election Year
Jessica Andrews and Josh Newby, Charleston
English Made Simple
Bridget Frodyma and Jeff Dalo, Downers Grove (South)
The Perils of Lulu
Madilynn Beck and Matt Churilla, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Baby with the Bathwather
Mike Hall and Sean Kelley, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Kelly Klein and Kevin Miller, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Jeff Smith and Jonathan Stephens, Harvey (Thornton)
Harry and Sam Dialogues
Brian Smith and Gina Nicewonger, Heyworth
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Carrie Boss and Jack Bisbee, Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
A Company of Wayward Saints
Eric Martig and Erica Buys, Oak Lawn (Community)
Moose Mating
Joanna Dobrowolski and Matt Sanders, Pekin
First Night
Joe Stoltz and Scott Pyle, Peoria (Woodruff)
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Anthony DeMarco and Gina Bartucci, Roselle (Lake Park)
David Dobson and Jessica Gilfand, Stanford (Olympia)
The Kissing Scene
Anne Readel and Chris Bright, Sterling (H.S.)
David May and Katie Judge, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
The Purple Rose of Cairo

 Humorous Interpretation

Brian Phillips, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
A Dead Man's Apartment
Brian Warmoth, Charleston
Rinse the Blood Off My Toga
Wendy Lindenmeyer, Downers Grove (South)
A Dopey Fairy Tale
Josh Green, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Brett Halloran, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Scott Burman, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
The 2000-Year-Old Man in the Year 2000
David Eliff, Granite City
Greater Tuna
Nick Crowley, Gurnee (Warren)
The Foreigner
Jonathan Stephens, Harvey (Thornton)
The Testing of Eric Olthwaite
Megan Ingmire, Lincoln
The Battle of Bull Run
Ann Sonneville, Moline
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
Andy Orth, Morton
This is a Test
Leah Wessman, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Little Red Riding Hood
Ben Thomas, Pekin
Dearly Departed
Jeff Lockridge, Seneca
The Gospel Truth
Sarah Meyer, Wheaton (North)
Little Me
Katie Judge, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Tracey Takes On
Lisa Barber, Winchester

 Impromptu Speaking

Melissa Bagwell, Charleston
Chuck Lamphier, Chicago (Marist)
Nicki Gillespie, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Steven Abramowitz, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
John Mell, Granite City
Stacey Hendrix, Herscher
Brugh Lower, Heyworth
Tyler Swartzentruber, Metamora
Ryan DeGooyer, Normal (Community)
Brian Netter, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Alexis Bauer, Oak Lawn (Richards)
Kate Rockwood, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Kat Banakis, Palatine (Fremd)
Lindsey Hamer, Red Bud
Marcy Gonzalez, Rock Falls
Samuel Milfs, Stanford (Olympia)
Brad Schneider, Wheaton (North)
Chris Weninger, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Oratorical Declamation

Natalie Mullen, Benton
Passion Is Not Just a Fruit
Lauren Kidwell, Charleston
I Could Have Died
April Morgan, Dolton (Thornridge)
Burned Out and Bored
Camille Kuthrell, Downers Grove (South)
The Journey
Abby Reel, Eureka
What's Your Excuse!?!
Katie Wachtel, Geneseo (Darnall)
The Teacher Who Couldn't Read
Kiirsti Makela, Gurnee (Warren)
How Good Do We Have to Be?
Andrea Wilson, Harvey (Thornton)
Facing AIDS
Nell Haynes, Heyworth
A Graduation Speech
Elizabeth Cashman, Hoffman Estates (Conant)
The Looking Glass Community
Kelly Lund, Mt. Vernon
That Lean and Hungry Look
Ryan DeGooyer, Normal (Community)
Georgie Porgie Was a Bully
Veronica Espinosa, Oak Lawn (Community)
Learn to Listen to Your Heart
Lulu Ang, Palatine (Fremd)
B+ is Just Fine
Huma Kahn, Peoria (Richwoods)
What's Your Real Job?
Abbie Essary, Port Byron (Riverdale)
Whatever Happened to Shame?
Purvi Patel, Wheaton (North)
Yellow Skies, Blue Trees
Scott Strnad, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
1998 U. of Va. Valediction Address


Angela Parla, Aurora (Waubonsie Valley)
School's Out
Jill Schultz, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
And Mud For All
Reem Hasib, Charleston
Human Rights
LeMil Eiland, Dolton (Thornridge)
Family Matters?
Jenny Bulla, Downers Grove (South)
Bluebird Song
Kelly Falls, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Commit to Quit
Laura Shamorian, Gurnee (Warren)
Sharing the Wealth of Time
Gina Nicewonger, Heyworth
The Fruit of Life
Megha Doshi, Hoffman Estates (Conant)
Can't We Get Some Ice Cream?
Adam Kee, Johnston City
When "Kill the Umpire" Is No Longer a Threat
Brenda Davidson, Oak Lawn (Community)
The Table Topic
Jared Barr, Pekin
The Future of Parenting
Eliot Mosby, Richton Park (Rich South)
Gun Violence
Kim Zamastil, Rochelle
Laughing It Off
Angie Jaimes, Rock Island (H.S.)
For the Record
Jessie Dunnan, Stanford (Olympia)
Just Another Schoolday in America
Angela Styczynski, Sterling (H.S.)
A 90's Brand of Quackery
Lauren DeMarzo, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Two Little Words
Missy Wells, Winchester
True Winners

 Original Comedy

Nathan Mullen, Benton
It's a Mad World
Joe Carpita, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Faulkner's the Bear
Vince Dill, Champaign (Centennial)
God Help Me, I've Been A Bad Boy
Josh Yardley, DeKalb
The Buck Wilder Show
Kate Mulligan, Downers Grove (South)
The Secret Life of Kate
Molly Worthen, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
One Big Ball of Molly
Jason Economus, Gurnee (Warren)
The Steve Show
Mark Heath, Harvey (Thornton)
The Misadventures of Park Forest
Nathan Perry, Mt. Vernon
Common Sense Blues
David Montgomerie, Normal (Community West)
Plot: Improbable
Alicia Kim, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
The World Inside You
Adam Kalesperis, Olympia Fields (Rich Central)
The Cycle of Love
Jonathan Beyer, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Mother Merman
Ben Thomas, Pekin
You're Naked Without Them
Leah Morrow, Peoria (H.S.)
So...I Made the Tongue
Mark Kreutzer, Rock Falls
Mark's Mission for a Mate
Darcie Toliver, Stanford (Olympia)
I Love History
Paul Motz, Wheaton (North)
Extreme O.C.

 Prose Reading

Tabitha Matuska, Carbondale
Gena Harrison, Charleston
Matt Allen, DeKalb
April Morgan, Dolton (Thornridge)
Jenny Bulla, Downers Grove (South)
Jillian Schultz, Evanston (Twp.)
Casey Alrich, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Amanda Greco, Hoffman Estates (Conant)
Brian Duggan, Monticello
Alan Morford, Normal (Community West)
Ben Spangler, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Brenda Davidson, Oak Lawn (Community)
Mark Robinson, Oak Lawn (Richards)
Matt Sanders, Pekin
Lindsay Morgan, Peoria (Richwoods)
C. J. McBride, Peoria (Woodruff)
Jeff Watters, Rock Island (H.S.)
Jessica Gilfand, Stanford (Olympia)
Bethany Howington, Wheaton (North)
Scott Strnad, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Radio Speaking

Beth Vaughn, Belleville (East)
Lawrence Underwood, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Tom Prescher, Canton
Reem Hasib, Charleston
Jim Potulny, Chicago (Marist)
Erin Hardy, Cuba
Leia Blumenthal, Downers Grove (South)
Melanie Smigielski, DuQuoin
Gina Mezzano, Elk Grove Village (E.G.)
Lisa Martinez, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Mark Packard, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Stephenie Park, Hoffman Estates (Conant)
Brian Fimoff, Palatine (Fremd)
Ben White, Pekin
Lyz Liddell, Peoria (H.S.)
Leslie Chu, Peoria (Richwoods)
Michelle Krichbaum, Tinley Park (Andrew)
Shannon Wood, Wheaton (North)

 Special Occasion Speaking

Natalie Mullen, Benton
Vertically Challenged & Horizontally Gifted
Joel Cunningham, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
How Much is that Doggy in the Window?
Kristen Griffin, Charleston
Laughter: Still the Best Medicine
Matthew Bleecher, Chicago (Marist)
The Need to Achieve
Omar Uddin, DeKalb
The Feminist Failure
Jennifer Boudinot, Downers Grove (North)
Tilling a Parking Lot Isn't Easy
Laura Nosko, Downers Grove (South)
Toxic Playground
Emily Africano, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Our Hands
Molly Worthen, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
I Want to Be Alone
Nell Haynes, Heyworth
Lead the Follower
Megan Ingmire, Lincoln
Senior Stress Quotient
Karen Hertz, Monticello
Marc Rosenmutter, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Meet My Friend, Fear
Shereen Mady, Orland Park (Sandburg)
The Self Tort Crybaby
Catherina Reith, Peoria (Richwoods)
Age of Mean
Scott Pyle, Peoria (Woodruff)
R.I.P.'d Off
Sara Bratcher, Port Byron (Riverdale)
Lindsay Allen, Stanford (Olympia)
Make the Right Choice For Your School
Jason Miller, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Don't Be Cruel

 Verse Reading

Paul Singh, Belleville (East)
Kristina Herrndobler, Benton
Amanda Miller, Byron
Lindsey Ridenour, Canton
Sarah Seifert, Chicago (Morgan Park Academy)
Camille Kuthrell, Downers Grove (South)
Mario Jobbe, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Kathryn Hawley, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Larnelle Foster, Gurnee (Warren)
Jennifer Zook, Heyworth
Adam Kee, Johnston City
Elise Jones, Kankakee (Sr.)
Eric Solecki, Normal (Community)
Alana Schlifke, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Jennifer Allen, Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest)
Geeta Malhotra, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Dominique Porter, Park Forest (Rich East)
Jeff Watters, Rock Island (H.S.)
Angela Styczynski, Sterling (H.S.)
Stacy Willyard, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Performance in the Round

Belleville (East)
Voices That Care
Coach: Jennifer Svehla
Cast: Ben Wymer, Laura Behrman, Heather Holtschneider, Rachel Simpson, Rachel Salanic, James Ivie, Jacquette Sterling, Stacy Singh, Jared Macke

Bloomington (H.S.)
Rinse the Blood Off My Toga
Coach: Mike Riley, G. Micheal Johnson
Cast: Amanda Purcell, Joe Ritacco, Matt Russell, Susan Tindall, Kalley Powell Sr., Rebecca Hamlin, Lisa Hutmacher

Champaign (Centennial)
Coach: Stan Yanchus
Cast: Dan Barkmeier, Katie Chick, Jen McEllin, Tiffany Benner, Sally Chance, J.R. Knight, Ben McDuffee

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Coach: Tina Winings
Cast: Josh Newby, Jessica Andrews, Kristen Griffin, Lane Cannon, Susan Woolever, Carly Schmitt, Jillian Skiff, Ashley Walz, Jill Reidy, Elizabeth Moncada, Sagar Ravi, Mike Steiskal

Dolton (Thornridge)
My Client Curley
Coach: Bill Kirksey
Cast: Ca'Mesha Harrison, Kimberly Liddell, Kristal Lloyd, Latia McPherson, Anthony Martin, Patrick Robinson, Robert Rogers, Brandon White, Randy Wooding, John Young

Downers Grove (North)
Squids Will Be Squids
Coaches: Missy Carlson, Bill Fleming, Michael Graham, David Gill
Cast: Graham Baruch, Katie Binks, Joe Daniels, Sona Gajiwala, Paul Hattan, Joe Heneghan, Laura Yerges

Elk Grove Village (E.G.)
Variations on the Theme of Love
Coach: Chuck Cavozos
Cast: Ryan Christie, Bryan Meredith, Stefanie Broderick, , Mark Weiland, , Jeewon Lee, Tom Kostowski, Layla Bermeo, Jenni Thomas, Jillian Lohndorf,

Coach: Marinthe Bruniga
Cast: Karin Kiesewetter, Matt Copple, Shaun Heuerman, Emily Doubet, Alayna Vicary, Kristy Ludwig, Stephanie Clemons, Kyle Dare

Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Pullman Car Hiawatha
Coaches: Tom Sweeney, Greg Weiss
Cast: Madilynn Beck, Peter Berger, Stephanie Bliese, Matt Churilla, Jeff Erickson, Matt Erickson, Amber Friendly, Josh Green, Ralph Hardesty, Mario Jobbe, Hillary Jomes, Brian Levin, David Lipschutz, Jack Treptow, Megan Weiss

Gurnee (Warren)
Upon the Waters
Coach: Debra Woodard
Cast: Sarah Brandt, Heidi Brown, Laurel Cook, Kara Cooprider, Nick Crowley, Courtney-Amber Ferris, Carolyn Horner, Tricia Kostner, Megan McCarthy, Nady Von Ebers

Coaches: Layne Sedate, Karen Gebhardt
Cast: Jessica Burden, Melissa Dawson, Joe Hermes, Annie Koons, Jennifer Oldeen, Rosemary Porter, Johnny Reen, Billy Simonovich, Stephen Zoerb

Coaches: Susie Knoblauch, Trish Ballard, Mike Boyc, Matt Ripper
Mandy McAvoy, Elizabeth Rockhold, Sarah Kaiser, Brian Becker, Sarah Erwin, Brandon Knapp

Oak Lawn (Community)
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Coaches: Merril Marine, Tom Dzurison
Cast: Mark Liesche, Ray Metzgar, Bryan Grant, Nick Blazina, Sam Echavaria, Sophia Fariol, Amy Zero, Val Olson, Kevin West, Adam Zwirkoski, Samantha Staniazewski, Jennifer Rolniak, Caleb Kosek, Dan Echavaria, Veronica Espinosa, Katie Wenzel, Carmel DaMazo

Rock Falls
An Endangered Species: Wake UP
Coaches: Kelly Akers, Tom Akers
Cast: Nick Hernandez, Gabe Cervantes, David Wolber, Marcy Gonzalez, Bernessa Krone, Johanna Conley, Nina Wetzell

Sterling (H.S.)
My Existential Journey
Coaches: Marc Chevalier, Janet Ward
Cast: Jacob Wallingford, Joe Kreeger, Alisha Arnold, Katie Leesman

West Chicago (H.S.)
The Making of a Doctor
Coach: Steve Kellner
Cast: Christine Austin, Robert Austin, Brooke Benzio, Matt Edwards, Jon Fraser, Gina McEvoy, Chris Thomas, Copper Tuma, Anders Walker

Wheaton (North)
Much Ado About Shakespeare
Coaches: Stan Austin, Julie Cogburn, Amy Genc
Cast: Coleen Kehoe, Becca Knuth, Jodi Reynhout, Meghan Shaugnessy, Nancy Mehlberg, Nate Grobe, Josh Stamoolis, Ryan Underwood, Pat King, Liz Cowan, Ariel Woodiwiss

Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
The Body Silent
Coaches: Marco Benassi, Rene Rueles
Cast: Garrett Ard, Ellen Lee, Stephanie Sinnott, Mike Slefinger, Jeanette Skewes

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