Our 2019-2020 Team Captains


Ellen Gonyea, Senior

This will be Ellen's fourth year on the team. She has participated in Oratory, Storytelling, and Drama/Prose. Ellen can't imagine what her life would look like if she hadn't joined speech. Her favorite memory on the speech team was how welcomed and supported she felt during her freshman year. In her free time, Ellen loves volunteering and working with kids. "Speech has made such a big impact on my life. I don't think I would be as confident in how my works can truly make a change without it!"


Alyson Hasner, Senior

This will be Alyson's fifth year on the speech team. She has competed in 6 different categories over the years, and is so excited to expand her knowledge and perspective of speech in her senior year! Outside of speech, she is a varsity goalie on the LNHS Girls Lacrosse team, participates in theater, and is apart of the Now and Then Singers. Her favorite memory from speech would be attending the 2019 National Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas. Alyson is so excited to grow with the new team and hopes to get to know everyone better!


Annika Kingsriter, Senior

Annika is going into her fourth year on the speech team and her third year on the traveling team. She is so grateful and excited to be a captain for the 2020-2021 season. She has competed in Informative and Duo. One of her favorite memories in her speech experience was competing in the semifinal round of Informative at the Harvard National Tournament. She attends Normandale for PSEO, is a Panther Prep Leader, and works at a local daycare center as a teacher's aide. She can't wait to have so much fun with the team this year!

Jay Tie, Senior