The speech team from Richards High School in Oak Lawn placed second at the 35-team Santaburg Oaklaus tournament co-hosted by Sandburg and Oak Lawn high schools.
Michael McCarthy, seen here with Santa, led the Bulldogs' by winning the tournament championship in Humorous Interpretation. Other highlights included Jason Warrior placing second in Poetry Reading and Taylor Gabby placing second in Prose Reading.
Lauren Davis, Prose Reading; Brendan Johnson, Radio Speaking; Eftihia Peroulas, Oratorical Declamation; and Jason Warrior and Tambra Bullock, Dramatic Duet Actin, placed fourth in their respective categories.
Roxanne Segina placed fifth in Special Occasion Speaking and sixth in Oratorical Declamation, while Jasmine Ortega took sixth in Impromptu Speaking and Jeanine Cyze sixth in Original Comedy.