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On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind. It becomes a pleasure.

Oscar Wilde

Pennsylvania High School Speech League

Extemporaneous Speaking Winners



2016 NOAH LEE, Cumberland Valley, Mechanicsburg

2015 SECKIN KARA, Dallastown High School, Dallastown

2014 NOAH KATCHER, Altoona Area High School, Altoona

2013 ROBERT MCDONOUGH, Holy Ghost Prep, Bensalem

2012 MATT RAUEN, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

2011 SAM REYNOLDS, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh

2010 SAM REYNOLDS, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh

2009 JOHN LISMAN, E. L. Myers High School, Wilkes-Barre

2008 STACEY CHEN, North Allegheny High School, Wexford

2007 LUKE REILLY, St. Joseph's Preparatory, Philadelphia

2006 HARTFORD HODGES, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh

2005 BEN MOORE, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh

2004 PAUL KATZ, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh

2003 BRYAN REINHOLT, Holy Ghost Preparatory, Bensalem

2002 ED SHEPPARD, Holy Ghost Preparatory, Bensalem

2001 GREG WAGMAN, Dallastown High School, Dallastown

2000 MATTHEW POSIVAK, St. Joseph's Preparatory, Philadelphia

1999 STEPHEN CHRIST, Dallastown High School, Dallastown

1998 SCOTT POLLACK, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

1997 MATT CORNELL, Dallastown High School, Dallastown

1996 TARA BORGHARD, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

1995 ANDREW SHULMAN, Lower Merion High School, Ardmore

1994 ANDREW SHULMAN, Lower Merion High School, Ardmore

1993 DEBRA SHULMAN, Lower Merion High School, Ardmore

1992 VIVEK MOITRA, Somerset High School, Somerset --- LEIGH HOUSEHOLDER, Riverside High School, Ellwood City

1993 PATRICK PETRELLI, Holy Ghost Preparatory, Bensalem --- KELLY COOPER, Oakland Catholic High School, Pittsburgh

1994 BRIAN BEDONT, Peters Township High School, McMurray --- JEAN RHEE, Gateway High School, Monroeville

1995 JOHN GOTASKIE, Shikellamy High School, Sunbury --- JEAN RHEE, Gateway High School, Monroeville

1996 MICHAEL TIDD, LaSalle College High School, Philadelphia --- HEATHER KNOUSE, Danville High School, Danville

1997 MICHAEL TIDD, LaSalle College High School, Philadelphia --- KATHERINE SITES, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

1998 BRIAN REGLI, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Cornwell Heights --- ELLEN CHUBIN, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

1999 AARON SOBEL, Kiskiminetas Springs School, Saltsburg --- ARLEYN ZUHOSKY, Mercer Area High School, Mercer

1984 MICHAEL KELLY, Cent. Dist. Catholic High School, Pittsburgh --- INDIRA LAKSHMANAN, Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh

1983 PASQUALE ROCCO, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem --- ANDREA KUPFER, Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh

1982 JAMES BASILE, LaSalle College High School, Philadelphia --- BETH DOUGHERTY, Seton LaSalle High School, Pittsburgh

1981 GREGORY BURTON, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Cornwells Heights --- INDIRA LAKSHMANAN, Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh

1980 BRIAN VANNORDEN, Greater Latrobe High School, Latrobe --- PAM MILLER, North Hills High School, Pittsburgh

1979 GREGORY BURTON, Holy Ghost Prep. School, Cornwells Heights --- MARY PETERS, Forest Hills High School, Sidman

1978 JOHN SULLIVAN, Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield --- CAROL SCHUTZBANK, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

1977 THOMAS RODDEN, Holy Ghost Prep. School, Cornwells Heights --- SUE HUTCHINSON, Woodrow Wilson High School, Levittown

1976 RICHARD ARNOLD, Keystone Oaks High School, Pittsburgh --- ALLISON LUNG, Delhaas High School, Bristol

1975 THOMAS RUNZO, Cent. Dist. Catholic High School, Pittsburgh --- HELEN WITT, Canevin High School, Pittsburgh

1974 ED RODDEN, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Cornwells Heights --- ANNE WEISS, Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills

1973 LARRY BYRNES, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia --- KATHLEEN BUECHEL, Sacred Heart High School, Pittsburgh

1972 PHILLIP KELLMAN, Charleroi Area High School, Charleroi --- KATHY RUFFING, Fontbonne Academy, Bethel Park

1971 THOMAS HOPKINS, Cent. Dist. Catholic High School, Pittsburgh --- JEANETTE SEYBOLD, Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia

1970 ANTHONY CRISAFIO, Cent. Dist. Catholic High School, Pittsburgh --- DEBBIE EDWARDS, Moon High School, Coraopolis

1969 LAWRENCE RANALLO, Cent. Dist. Catholic High School, Pittsburgh --- ABBY SNIDERMAN, Peabody High School, Pittsburgh

1968 FRANK DEMMY, Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg --- MARY HUBER, Sacred Heart High School, Pittsburgh

1967 CHIP BELL, Tarentum High School, Tarentum --- MARY WILEY, North Hills High School, Pittsburgh

1966 MARK MANCINE, Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie --- EMILY SAMUELS, Thomas Jefferson High School, Pittsburgh

1965 JAY REICH, Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh --- JANICE ZARNIC, Thomas Jefferson High School, Pittsburgh

1964 JAMES WISNIEWSKI, Cent. Dist. Catholic High School, Pittsburgh --- DOROTHY REDDINGTON, Marywood Seminary, Scranton

1963 ROBERT SINGLEY, Hempfleld Area High School, Greensburg --- SEVERINE BROCKI, Villa Marla Academy, Erie

1962 RODNEY JONES, Eisenhower High School, Norristown --- CAROLE PRENTOCK, Central Catholic High School, Dubois