There’s a champion at Walpole High, and she does not play sports. Emily Tomasetti, a Walpole High School sophomore, took home the title of State Champion in Play Reading at the 2017 States Speech Finals.
Emily was a Freshman at the time, making it her first year on the Walpole High School Speech and Debate team. Although public speaking is one of the number one fears in America, she says she wasn’t intimidated by performing in front of a room of other people. Tomasetti has been acting since a young age, which made her interested in joining the team.
“I knew a lot of the people already and it seemed like it was up my alley and I wanted to improve my public speaking skills,” Tomasetti said.