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  Individual Events State Final Qualifiers 1999-00 

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

James Ivie and Jared Macke, Belleville (East)
Medal of Honor Rag
Henry Dick and Rebecca Hamlin, Bloomington (H.S.)
On Tidy Endings
Dawn Kochan and Nicole Carreno, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Immanuel Payne and Justin Farley, Dolton (Thornridge)
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Katie Imbeau and Niamh Condon, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South)
Miracle Worker
Scott Burman and Stacey Dembo, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
The Best Medicine
Abby Gerdtz and Kyle Pepperel, Lincoln
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Cecil Loggins and Jennifer Swilley, Maywood (Proviso East)
Seven Guitars
Jessica Herzing and Sean Decker, Mt. Vernon
Emma's Child
Christina Cain and Mike Leve, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
On Tidy Endings
Erika Buys and Justin Haak, Oak Lawn (Community)
The Red Coat
Kristine Heiting and Lisa Berube, Orland Park (Sandburg)
A Shayna Maidel
Caitlin Barlow and Nick Izzo, Palatine (Fremd)
The Good-Bye People
Joanna Dobrowolski and Matt Sanders, Pekin
The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window
Heather Swanson and Jeff Myer, Rock Island (H.S.)
Bar and Ger
Adam Wolf and Leslie Beukelman, Sandwich
Ellen Wier and Randy Yedinek, Toulon (Stark County)
Little Footsteps
Allison Kane and Molly Durand, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Master Class

 Dramatic Interpretation

Sara Jaramillo, Bartonville (Limestone)
Jillian Nolan, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
The Insanity of Mary Girard
Jackson Foote, Carbondale
Master Harold and the Boys
Jacob MacLeod, Champaign (Centennial)
Kerrie Lang, Charleston
April Robinson, Dolton (Thornridge)
Family Portrait
Katie Binks, Downers Grove (North)
Acts of Faith
David Sargent, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
The Boys Next Door
Lindsey Nave, Harrisburg
Patient A
Ebony White, Harvey (Thornton)
Before It Hits Home
Nicole Summers, Maywood (Proviso East)
Before It Hits Home
Anne Sonneville, Moline
Molly Quinn, Ottawa (Twp.)
Peggy Vogt, Palatine (H.S.)
Never in My Lifetime
Liz Mead, Port Byron (Riverdale)
Blue Window
Megan Golt, Rochelle
One Flea Spare
Lauren Wells, South Holland (Thornwood)
Colleen Kehoe, Wheaton (North)
Christina Saba, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
The Lark

 Extempore Speaking

Cliff Redeker, Champaign (Centennial)
Katy Hardy, Cuba
Joanna Kretchmer, Evanston (Twp.)
Trisha Bucholz, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Becky Brandman, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Steve Abramowitz, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Jessica Ni, Gurnee (Warren)
Matt Oshel, Harrisburg
Jennifer Rankin, Lincoln
Anthony Cerceo, Oak Lawn (Community)
Kate Rockwood, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Matt Adams-Wenger, Peoria (Woodruff)
Melissa Sweeney, Rock Island (Alleman)
Tim Kubisak, Sandwich
Glenn Wilson, Stanford (Olympia)
An-Phong Le, Waterloo (H.S.)
Chris Payne, Wheaton (North)
Andrew Verstein, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Humorous Duet Acting

Ben Eberle and Rachel Simpson, Belleville (East)
Open to Interpretation
Codey Girten and Nathan Mullen, Benton
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Jason Wild and Steve Fanning, Carbondale
A Few Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends
Jon Bowker and Rob Walters, DeKalb
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Andy Marquis and Nick Bright, Dunlap
Private Wars
Kelly Klein and Kevin Miller, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Titanic Abridged
Maggie Hart and Tyler Billman, Harrisburg
Jerry Finnegan's Sister
Brett Bulatek and Jack Lafferty, Naperville (Central)
Wish Fulfillment
Ben Spangler and Christina Hogg, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Play It Again, Sam
Eric Martig and Marc Palluck, Oak Lawn (Community)
Heather Schwartz and Joseph Hercik, Oak Park (Fenwick)
Awkward Silence
Joey DeVenuto and Leah Wessman, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Bullshot Crummond
Adam Poss and Mike Peters, Oswego
Soul Survivor
Seth Bogner and Stacy Anderson, Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda)
The Compleat Wks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
J. D. McQueen and Melissa Del Rio, Peoria (Woodruff)
Labor Pains
Fiona Miniter and Sean Murphy, Rock Island (Alleman)
Earth Shoes
Adam Wolf and Kyle Morrison, Sandwich
The Compleat Wks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
Jared Funk and Tara Mitchell, Stanford (Olympia)
Romance with the Walburtons
Chris Thomas and Sara Knox, West Chicago (H.S.)
Sure Thing
Kate Howard and Mike Slefinger, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Top of 16

 Humorous Interpretation

Rachel Simpson, Belleville (East)
Alba Ponce De Leon, Carbondale
Los Venidos
Adam Markovitz, Darien (Hinsdale South)
The Compleat Wks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
Wendy Lindenmeyer, Downers Grove (South)
Brett Halloran, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Scott Burman, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
David Eliff, Granite City
Dearly Departed
Anne Sonneville, Moline
The Compleat Wks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
Travis Lock, Morris
Breaking Legs
Kenny VanDyke, Morton
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls
Demetrios Troy, Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
Cannibalism in the Cars
Mike Mauloff, Naperville (Central)
Desire, Desire, Desire
David Montgomerie, Normal (Community West)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Marc Palluck, Oak Lawn (Community)
Waiting for Guffman
Leah Wessman, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Danny Shannon, Pekin
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Rosie Myer, Rock Island (H.S.)
Little Red Riding Hood
Leslie Beukelman, Sandwich
Radio T.B.S.
Allison Kane, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

 Impromptu Speaking

Ryan Greenlee, Belleville (East)
Sara Stephenson, Champaign (Centennial)
Jason Coale, Decatur (Eisenhower)
Kate Danziger, Downers Grove (South)
Amanda Mesirow, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Nickie Gillespie, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Steve Abramowitz, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
John Mell, Granite City
Matt Oshel, Harrisburg
Scott Boruff, Moline
Brittany Simmons, Monmouth (Yorkwood)
Dan Brown, Monticello
Lakshmi Sridharan, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Diamond Zukas, Oak Lawn (Community)
Kate Rockwood, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Bradley Scott, Rock Island (Alleman)
Glenn Wilson, Stanford (Olympia)
Chris Payne, Wheaton (North)
Eric Nordsieck, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Oratorical Declamation

Natalie Mullen, Benton
Life in the Fast Lane
Jackson Foote, Carbondale
Ryan White's Speech to the Presidential Commission on AIDS
Catherine Frank, Champaign (Centennial)
That Lean and Hungry Look
Carly Schmitt, Charleston
Don't Vote, It Only Encourages Them
April Morgan, Dolton (Thornridge)
They Are in Fact Just Children
Narissa Nonzee, Downers Grove (South)
If You Made It Through This Place...You Can Do Anything
Abby Reel, Eureka
Rules to Live By
Amanda Mesirow, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
A Woman's Place
Mike Hall, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
What's Your Real Job?
Megan Carlson, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Alone In A Crowd
Ashley French, Lincoln
A Commencement Address, Wellesley College
Dan Gerdes, Morton
My Long Distance Life
Michelle Goebharter, Naperville (Central)
Why I Bought a Gun
Ben Spangler, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
Jenny Gebauer, Oswego
Service Above Self
Jackie Chu, Peoria (Richwoods)
When Is a Tree Not a Tree?
Whitney Drury, Peoria (Woodruff)
In Praise of Uselessness
Ellen Wier, Toulon (Stark County)
Parenting Has No Finish Line
Ally Cochran, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Just Like Grandma Used to Make


Anne House, Arlington Heights (Hersey)
A S.A.D.D. Premise
Codey Girten, Benton
Breaking the Boy Code
Emily Hard, Champaign (Central)
Disease Surveillence
Margot Nikitas, Charleston
The American Social Epidemic
Jenny Folkerts, Darien (Hinsdale South)
Endangered Teachers
LeMil Eiland, Dolton (Thornridge)
The Talk
Emily Calomino, Downers Grove (South)
Chutes and Ladders
Jackie Roe, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
It's OK to Rumble
Kara Cooprider, Gurnee (Warren)
Life is Hard but Misery is Optional
Annie Koons, Heyworth
The Supersizing of America
Adam Kee, Johnston City
Gifted Children Are Special Too
Laura Ferdinandt, Naperville (Central)
Entitlement Epidemic
Kristen Chirico, Naperville (Neuqua Valley)
Choosing Life
Matt Sanders, Pekin
You Won't Hear It from Me
Abby Boythe, Peoria (H.S.)
Risky Recycling
Angela Jaimes, Rock Island (H.S.)
A Question of Success
Jessie Dunnan, Stanford (Olympia)
At the Click of a Button
Muneeb Balbale, Wheaton (North)
If You Can Listen For 8 Minutes
Mariana Cotromanes, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
All the World Over

 Original Comedy

Kristen Boesel, Arlington Heights (Hersey)
Portrait of a Failure
Jared Macke, Belleville (East)
Mr. E
Joe Carpita, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Election Reform
Jeff Dalo, Downers Grove (South)
5 Degrees Below Normal
Matt Churilla, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Taco Bell
Patrick Rahm, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Blackbeard's Last Chance
Nick Crowley, Gurnee (Warren)
Simon Gooder
Tyler Billman, Harrisburg
Everything I Needed To Know.....
Andy Choi, Hoffman Estates (H.S.)
Asian Persuasion
Adal Rafai, Kewanee (H.S.)
My Mom Says I'm Pretty
Jessica Schierer, Metamora
Dating and Crushing
Kevin Crispin, Monticello
The Happy Manufacturer
Nathan Perry, Mt. Vernon
History For Sale
Eric Martig, Oak Lawn (Community)
How Lovely to be a Woman
Sarah Wright, Oswego
Warning Labels
Lacy Lowery, Pekin
Scary Subs!
Scott Pyle, Peoria (Woodruff)
Scottie, The Psychic Wonder
Paul Motz, Wheaton (North)

 Prose Reading

David Tolemy, Bensenville (Fenton)
April Morgan, Dolton (Thornridge)
Kate Mulligan, Downers Grove (South)
Jack Treptow, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Stacey Dembo, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Elise Jones, Kankakee (Sr.)
Amanda Frioli, Lincoln
Ellie Atwood, Marion (H.S.)
Sean Decker, Mt. Vernon
Brian Davis, Naperville (Central)
David Montgomerie, Normal (Community West)
Gina Guarino, Orland Park (Sandburg)
Kamal Bolden, Peoria (H.S.)
Lindsay Scott, Peoria (Woodruff)
Heather Swanson, Rock Island (H.S.)
Darcie Toliver, Stanford (Olympia)
Kendra Morton, West Chicago (H.S.)
Stacy Willyard, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Radio Speaking

Jason Parkinson, Canton
Lisa Martinez, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Scott Smith, Freeport (H.S.)
Steve LaFontaine, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Jackie Roe, Glenview (Glenbrook South)
Andrew Ravenelli, Granite City
Travis Ross, Greenfield
Kara Cooprider, Gurnee (Warren)
Robin Reddit, Harvey (Thornton)
Nicholas LeMay, Mt. Vernon
Kate Behrens, Normal (Community West)
Tom Lyons, Ottawa (Twp.)
John Giannone, Palatine (Fremd)
John Rekoumis, Park Ridge (Maine East)
Ben White, Pekin
Eric Flatt, Peoria (H.S.)
Angela Jaimes, Rock Island (H.S.)
Jaclyn Legner, Stanford (Olympia)
Michelle Krichbaum, Tinley Park (Andrew)
Stephanie Wheatley, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)

 Special Occasion Speaking

Natalie Mullen, Benton
I Don't Have Time For This
Nicole Carreno, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
In Other Words
Rob Walters, DeKalb
The Male Identity Crisis
Laura Nosko, Downers Grove (South)
Ryan Chapman, Eureka
Confidently Yours
Madilynn Beck, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Chris Connolly, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
The Perfect Problem
Misty Thesen, Gurnee (Warren)
Romance Rut
Amanda Harris, Harvey (Thornton)
Forgive or Forget?
Megha Doshi, Hoffman Estates (Conant)
You go, Girl!
Kyle Pepperel, Lincoln
The Best Medicine
Bethany Rosser, Mt. Vernon
The emotional Marshmallow
Steve Field, Northbrook (Glenbrook North)
It's, Like, Totally English
Amy Zavala, Oak Lawn (Community)
Missing More than Meets the Eye
Jordan Ault, Pekin
Educational Therapy That's Music to the Ear
Scott Pyle, Peoria (Woodruff)
The Era of Apology
Jeff Myer, Rock Island (H.S.)
The Devil Made Me Do It!
Lindsay Allen, Stanford (Olympia)
Make the Resolution--Be a S.C.A.T.E.R
Lauren Eriser, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
The Far Side of Failure

 Verse Reading

Jaquette Sterling, Belleville (East)
Henry Dick, Bloomington (H.S.)
Joe Carpita, Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Annie Ferguson, Champaign (Centennial)
Camille Kuthrell, Downers Grove (South)
Theresa Wilson, Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)
Joey Barone, Franklin Park (Leyden)
Brett Halloran, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Lindsey Nave, Harrisburg
Robert Hardaway, Harvey (Thornton)
Ann Elliott, Lincoln
Erika Buys, Oak Lawn (Community)
Joanna Dobrowolski, Pekin
Lindsay Scott, Peoria (Woodruff)
Jillian Riewerts, Port Byron (Riverdale)
Vanessa Grall, Rochelle
Nick Rodriguez, Sterling (H.S.)
Stacy Willyard, Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Stefanie Johnsen, Wilmette (Regina)

 Performance in the Round

Belleville (East)
A Suitcase of Memories
Cast: Tim Agne (Sr.), Jaronika Dancy (Sr.), Natalie Hemmer (Fr.), Andy Miller (Jr.), Mike O'Malley (So.), Chris Phipps (Sr.), Rachel Salanik (Jr.), Amber Wittenauer (So.).

Erik Berry
Cast: Aidan Finnegan (So.), Louis Grater (Jr.), Tessa Pelias (So.), Kate Stemper (Fr.), Rick Stewart (So.), Grace Torrence (Jr.).

Into the Woods
Cast: Paul Beck (So.), Lindsey Bennett (Fr.), Jordan Bryant (Fr.), Lane Cannon (Sr.), Kevin Cerven (Fr.), Drew Daly (So.), Kim Ensign (Fr.), Andrew Fisher (Fr.), Leeta Jackson (Fr.), Annie Kincaid (Fr.), Lauren Kramer (Fr.), Hayley Lutz (Jr.), Erin Lynch-Klarup (Fr.), Elizabeth Moncada (So.), Natalia Ortega (Jr.), Sagar Ravi (So.), Kyle Schultz (Fr.), Mike Steiskal (So.).

Downers Grove (South)
A Dopey Fairy Tale
Cast: Jeff Blum (So.), Neha Datt (So.), Avnish Deobhakta (Sr.), Natalie Garcia (Jr.), Drew Gulley (Jr.), Josh Hoaglund (Jr.), Catherine Kost (Jr.), Beth Lach (So.), Matt London (Sr.), Cristina Panfilio (Jr.), Randy Sladek (Sr.).

East Peoria
Voices from the Titanic
Cast: Jessie Bent (Jr.), Shennea Bodtke (Sr.), Keri Clayton (Sr.), JD Cole (Jr.), Sara Duke (Fr.), Laci Fena (Fr.), Megan Gabor (Fr.), Christopher Gale (Sr.), Stephen Garrison (Sr.), Mike Gerber (Jr.), Eric Gordon (Jr.), Marilyn Haifa (Sr.), Katie Hawkey (Sr.), Kathy Heiple (Sr.), April Hinrichs (Fr.), Tia Howell (Jr.), Kyle King (Fr.), Rob King (Jr.), Catreena McCarthy (Fr.), Alison Miller (Jr.), Megan Moravec (So.), Hannah Moser (Fr.), Ashley Paustian (Fr.), Holly Payne (So.), Erica Reinhart (Fr.), Christina Richards (Sr.), Chris Ritscher (Fr.), Scotty Sauder (Fr.), Stacy Severns (So.), Camron Stanley (So.), Danny Sutter (Sr.), Joe Sutter (So.), Tara Terpening (Sr.), Stuart Wanless (Fr.), Branson Whitman (Jr.), Aaron Wood (Fr.), Jillian Yancey (So.).

Class Action
Cast: Abby Blunier (Sr.), Kate DeGroot (Jr.), Brie Hartter (So.), Katie Hettinger (So.), Carmen Jones (So.), Ariel Kennell (So.), Mariana Lima (So.), Joe Melton (Sr.), Brad Musick (Jr.), Ben Rocke (Sr.), Leah Yoder (So.).

Franklin Park (Leyden)
Muldoon in Love
Cast: Tina Brooks (So.), Nicole Chmura (Fr.), Andy Ciszczon (So.), Jessica Cushion (Fr.), Robert Hilliard (Sr.), Adam Lee (Jr.), Jason Lutz (Sr.), Lisa Pauletto (Jr.), Giann Stork (Jr.), Amanda Yakush (Fr.).

Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
It's a Not-So-Wonderful, Basically Putrid Life
Cast: Sarah Esche (Sr.), Amanda Hilbert (Jr.), Kevin Klipp (So.), Dan Knaus (Jr.), Tom MacDonald (Sr.), Tyler Mayer (Sr.), Emily McFadden (Sr.), Jeff Schwartz (So.), Merideth Woerner (Sr.).

Gurnee (Warren)
Lessons in How Not To Be Grown-Up
Cast: Kara Blindauer (So.), Aaron Brown (Sr.), Heidi Brown (Sr.), Annie Calhoun (Jr.), Marci Crawford (Sr.), Robert Deason (Fr.), Jamie Edwards (So.), Beth Gattolin (So.), Ben Leach (Jr.), Laura Mruk (So.).

The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Cast: Greg Hammes (Fr.), Marisha Kane (Fr.), Andrew Lawyer (Fr.), alternate Michael Mellske (So.), Michael Smith (Fr.), Jenee Sprague (Jr.), Carlisle Wallace (Fr.).

Kewanee (H.S.)
Gimble, Gamble, Gumble
Cast: Ryan Arch (So.), Andy Ebert (Fr.), Leslie Frantzen (So.), Yancy Gillespie (So.), Kimberly Heene (Fr.), Casey Murray (Jr.), Denise Stear (Jr.), Megan VanHyfte (So.), Aaron Wakefield (Jr.), Katharine Woods (Sr.).

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Cast: Brent Cone (Sr.), Sheila Cone (So.), Brenna Dwyer (Jr.), Brian Guse (Fr.), Hillary Hauseman (So.), Sarah Kaiser (So.), Brandon Knapp (So.).

Mt. Vernon
Bash: A Gaggle of Saints
Cast: Austin Ijames (Sr.), Leslie Johnson (So.), Jayme Mason (Jr.), Breck Phillips (Sr.), Josh Robinson (So.), Stuart Ruwe (So.), Holly Tickner (Sr.).

Oak Lawn (Community)
The Land of Counterpane
Cast: Don Anderson (Sr.), Jason Cascio (So.), Matt Dauner (So.), Patrick Fisher (Fr.), Tori Fisher (Jr.), Bryan Grant (So.), Dennis Kasprowicz (Sr.), Celine Metzger (So.), Sharon Mueller (Jr.), Val Olson (So.), Jennifer Rolniak (So.), Samantha Staniszewski (Sr.), Katie Vogel (So.), Kevin West (So.), Amy Zero (So.), Debbie Zwirkoski (Fr.).

Orland Park (Sandburg)
The Good Times are Killing Me
Cast: Patrick Carberry (So.), Lauren Chessare (Fr.), Elizabeth Dampf (Fr.), Steve Desmond (Jr.), Megan Harrington (So.), Lauren Hasselberger (Sr.), Jessica Hiss (Sr.), Hemant Mehta (Jr.), Tanya Miari (Sr.), Tina Parker (Jr.), Aryn Robinson (Sr.), Dan Swiatek (Jr.), Natalie Tinaglia (So.), Justine Wisz (So.).

The Love Doctor
Cast: Lisa Beyer (Jr.), Doug Cooper (Sr.), Zach Hayes (Jr.), Derek Hoover (Sr.), Diana Hughes (So.), Elizabeth Lange (So.), Cathy Martin (Jr.), Jon Meinen (So.), Lanelle Williamson (Sr.).

South Holland (Thornwood)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
Cast: Kairisa Booth (Fr.), Candace Glasper (Sr.), Shayla Jarvis (Jr.), Andrea Lee (Jr.), Shaunte McKay (So.).

Wheaton (North)
Bang, Bang, You're Dead
Cast: Kristen Brinley (So.), Emily Casey (So.), Liz Cowan (Sr.), Joanna Ericson (So.), Katherine Karl (Jr.), Pat King (Jr.), Sarah McMinn (Sr.), Ryan Underwood (Sr.), Ariel Woodiwiss (Sr.).

Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Cast: Shane Casey (So.), Ken Gats (So.), Jenny Judge (So.), Tom Korneschuck (So.), Ellen Lee (So.), Brian May (So.), Stephanie Sinnott (Jr.), Jeanette Skewes (Jr.).

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