at the Normal West tournament this past Saturday from the Lincoln
Community High School Speech Team are pictured after the awards
ceremony. McKenzie Landers and Colton Clark won junior varsity
Humorous Duet Acting in their first tournament.
Finalists from LCHS at the Normal West tournament this past Saturday
were all in the junior varsity division. Sophomore Reagen Tibbs was
3rd in both Extemporaneous Speaking and Radio Speaking; junior Lena
Stapleton and freshman Zak Luken placed 3rd in Dramatic Duet Acting;
juniors McKenzie Landers and Colton Clark won Humorous Duet Acting;
sophomore Claire Conrady was 2nd in Original Comedy and sophomore
Belle Smith was 6th in Oratorical Declamation.
"We have 20 speech
team members this year," head coach Jennifer Keith said, "and 18 of
them are novice. Our only varsity members (juniors Braden Tanner and
Zac Mcray) are in their second year on the team, so we have a very
young team, but we are growing and proud."
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All finalists at this tournament fell into the junior varsity
division, but competed well. Juniors McKenzie Landers and Colton
Clark won the Humorous Duet Acting competition in their first
Returning members and sophomores Reagen Tibbs and Claire Conrady
broke into finals in their events. Tibbs was 3rd in both
Extemporaneous Speaking and Radio Speaking and Conrady was 2nd
in Original Comedy.
Novice team members sophomore Belle Smith was 6th in Oratorical
Declamation and junior Lena Stapleton and freshman Zak Luken
placed 3rd in Dramatic Duet Acting.
"We are excited to see what the team can do this year,"
assistant coach and former LCHS Speechie/State Qualifier Wyatt
Phillis said. "We have a lot of places we can improve and we
will work on it each and every week, but the future is bright."
The team travels to Charleston Nov. 15 for their next
[Jennifer Keith, LCHS Speech Coach]