LCHS finalists at the Lincoln Endangered Speechies
tournament Saturday were (front) Mathew Langdon and Wyatt
Phillis, third in dramatic duet acting and fourth in
humorous duet acting; Sara Shane, second in radio speaking;
(back) Madison Bishop, third in original comedy; Kendall
Katz, fifth in both poetry reading and humorous
interpretation; Tegan Follis, second in poetry reading; and
Konnor Browne, sixth in prose reading. The team placed sixth
overall and will host the IHSA regional tourney on Saturday.
LCHS speech team continues to bring home the awards
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[January 28, 2013]
Lincoln Community High School
speakers continued to take home awards, even while busily hosting
their own invitational tournament Saturday.
The Endangered Speechies tournament found senior Sara Shane near the
top yet again in radio speaking, placing second, while her teammates
senior Wyatt Phillis and junior Matthew Langdon received third in
dramatic duet acting and fourth in humorous duet acting.
Additionally, senior Tegan Follis improved to second place in poetry
speaking. Junior and novice speaker Madison Bishop placed third in
her first time performing her original comedy, while junior Konnor
Browne finally broke through into finals after many weeks of hard
work and placed sixth in prose reading.
Senior Kendall Katz placed fifth in both humorous interpretation
and poetry reading.
"Hosting the tournament is a lot of hard work," said head coach
Jennifer Keith, "but these speakers rose to the occasion, were
terrific hosts and even got to hand a few awards to themselves."
The LCHS speakers will try their hand at hosting again, as the
IHSA regional speech competition this Saturday will also be in
"Preparing for the regional tourney is a little more stressful
because of the stakes -- they are high," continued Keith.
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Students at the regional who place in the top four of each of the
14 individual events and the performance in the round will move on
to the sectional tournament.
"We are hopeful to send all of (the) regional entries on to the
sectional tournament, and they are prepared to work hard this week
to get there," Keith said.
Interested in seeing what the speech team
actually does? The LCHS speakers will host a Meet the Regional Team
night at the LCHS auditorium on Thursday, beginning at 7. The
program should last about an hour and admission is free, but
donations for the team will not be turned down.
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