Leyden District 212 speech team excels
Updated: December 30, 2012 6:06AM
Franklin Park — Congratulations to East Leyden sophomore Stephanie Feliciano and West Leyden sophomore Zac Seymore on their performances at the Downers Grove North Novice/Varsity Speech Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3. Seymore was a novice finalist in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Feliciano was the novice tournament champion in Dramatic Interpretation.
Team members also had outstanding performances at the Downers Grove South Novice Tournament held on Saturday, Nov. 10. Leading the team was West Leyden sophomore Noe Rodriguez, who tied for second place in Radio Speaking and was tournament champion in Poetry Reading.
Other award winners include West junior Julius Figueroa, who tied for fourth place; West sophomore Brandon Delgado, who tied for fifth place; and East sophomore Arielle Strauss, who tied for sixth place; all in Impromptu Speaking.
East sophomore Stephanie Feliciano tied for fifth place in Dramatic Interpretation; and West sophomore Zac Seymore tied for sixth place in Extemporaneous Speaking.
Exceptional Eagle breakfast at East
The following students were honored at the Exceptional Eagle breakfast Nov. 15 in the Little Theater at East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park. The monthly breakfast is held to recognize students for their effort, special achievements and academic excellence. Parents and nominating teachers also are invited to attend.
The students and the departments they represent are: Natalia Szaflarski, Art; Michael Jardine, Business Education; Moses Diaz, English; Yeimi Garcia, ESL; Rocco DiMatteo, Family and Consumer Sciences; Arthur Bross, Individual Achievement; Gabriel Garcia, Industrial Technology; Abigail Grande, Literacy; Karina Kosmala, Mathematics; Velina Zhelyazkova, Modern Languages; Raul Reynoso, Music; Ariana Cardenas, Physical Education; DJ Webb, Science; Madeline Obrzut, Social Studies; Maggie White, Theater; and Dulce Munoz, Student Aide.
First block honor roll announced
The following local residents, students at Trinity High School, 7574 W. Division St., River Forest, were named to the honor roll for the first block of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Earning First Honors (3.75 GPA or above) is senior Ana Terenzio, of Franklin Park and sophomores Dominika Kulka, of Schiller Park, and Toni Rodriguez, also of Schiller Park.
Earning Second Honors(3.3-3.749 GPA) is sophomore Kathleen Schmidt, of Franklin Park.