Captains

Meghan Roeser

Meghan Roeser is a Senior going into her 3rd year of Speech, she is beyond excited for this upcoming season, and is thrilled to be one of this year’s Captains! She is the Category Leader for Storytelling and is in Informative this season, she has also done Duo and Humor in the past. Since high schoolers rarely get sleep, Meghan practically runs on coffee, so you will see her with a full mug every morning – without fail. She is ready for another caffeine-fueled year full of puns while speaking about wicked stepmothers and talking eggs.

Arsema Belai

Arsema Belai is a senior at East Ridge and this is her second year on the team. She competes in Informative (as category leader) and Original Oratory. In addition to speech, Arsema is involved in theatre, marching band, and other small clubs/activities. She is super excited for this season and can’t wait to see the team’s progress and success. Go Speechridge!

Alex Bretoi

Alex Bretoi has been competing on the East Ridge Speech team since his sophomore year when he started out in novice Duo with Cam Stevens. His Primary category is Duo and has competed in the MSHSL State tournament in Duo his Junior year. Alex is excited for another year of amazing competition, memories, and most importantly, friendship.

Gabby Franus

Gabby is a senior in high school and this is her third year in speech. Her primary category is Humor and has competed at NIETOC and MSHSL with her piece “First Period.” Gabby is constantly laughing at jokes from her friends, so if you see her on the ground laughing, you know why. She is so happy to be in such a loving community and can’t wait to see the team grow and succeed.