Senior Wyatt Phillis and junior Matthew Langdon received eighth
place for their dramatic duet acting piece, "Down Came the Rain," by
Brian Burgess Clark and senior Tegan Follis placed seventh in her poetry
reading program, called "An Unusual Love Triangle," about the
relationships between mothers, grandmothers, children and siblings.
The top three in each event move to the IHSA state competition in
Peoria this week.
"Sectionals is such a roller coaster," said head coach Jennifer Keith
said. "Kids who have worked all season for this moment to go to
state end in tears, some from joy, some from frustration, some
sadness, and coaches are not immune to the roller coaster either.
"We coaches all hope that the best of the best get through to the
state competition, but when we all think our team members are the
best, it's difficult," she continued. "Our kids performed extremely
well, and we would have loved to have moved on, but that's just the
way this year's judging went.
"We are so thrilled that the administration at LCHS and the Lincoln
community continue to support the arts (theater, speech, band,
chorus, art, etc.) and offer it to our students. Many schools no
longer offer the program, and we have seen so many successful
students blossom in these programs," said Keith.
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"It's an outright pleasure to be involved in it myself."
Next up for speech and theater students at the high school is the IHSA
drama and group interpretation competition in March. Auditions
for those performances will be this week.
[Text from file received from
Jennifer Keith, Lincoln Community