For the life of me, I can’t remember what Keith’s speech was about or even what category. Susan did an expository speech; Dan was a state champion in poetry interpretation; Lisa was a state champion in humorous interpretation, doing a classic Bill Cosby routine called â€œThe Dentistâ€ (â€œFibre! Do you understand fibre in my moubth?â€). I think this was the year that Tammy and I were finalists with a dual humorous interp called â€œDivorce, New York Style.â€ Paul Thompson was a finalist in humorous interp with a great piece that imitated changing radio stations in the car. He took it to Nationals and did well. Debby placed in serious interpretation, with a piece about a psychotic substitute teacher called â€œMiss Margaritaâ€; I also was a finalist in impromptu that year; Kathy was state champion in oratory, and Dina was a finalist in poetry interp.
And, thanks to the magical abilities of Google, I’ve found out what some of them are doing now. Talk about giving a person an inferiority complex!
*Dan Radmacher is now a singer and leads worship.
* Lisa Fletcher is a news anchor and investigative reporter.
* Tammy Grohs Hopkins is coordinating the twentieth reunion of the class of ’85.
* Debby Applegate is teaching at Yale University and Wesleyan University, and writing a book on Henry Ward Beecher! Whew!
* Kathi Inman Berens is teaching at USC, has started an undergrad online journal, and writes quite a bit!
I just may have to e-mail these folks and point them to this stroll down memory lane…