Our 2021-2022 Team Captains

Tharika Arunkumar, Senior

Tharika will be going into her third year on the team. She has competed in US and International Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking. Her favorite speech memories are practices with her mentor in her novice year and she is looking forward to in person tournaments with the team!

Grace Bowen, Senior

This will be Grace's fourth year on the team. She has competed in Original Oratory, Expository, Drama, and Prose. Her favorite speech memory was qualifying for the State Tournament her novice year; the love and support from her teammates was unforgettable. She is most looking forward to building stronger connections with everyone on the team, especially the novices!

Lauren McCutcheon, Senior

Lauren will be going into her fifth year on the team. She has competed in Discussion, US and International Extemporaneous Speaking, Informative Speaking, and Impromptu. Her favorite speech memories are the bus rides to and from tournaments and handing out paper critiques. She is looking forward to team bonding now that we're back in person again!

Emily Nyberg, Senior

Emily will be going into her fourth year on the team. She has competed in Creative Expression, Humor, and Great Speeches. Her favorite speech memories are Half Night at the start of each season, and she is looking forward to getting to know the team better know that we are in person again!