Front row left to right, Claire Conrady, Lena
Stapleton, McKenzie Landers, Lydia Spellman, and Grace Erin
Gowin. Back row left to right, Bekah
Harpin, Colton Clark, Shannon Rahn, Braden Tanner and Aleaya
Speech Group Interpretation finishes 7th overall in State
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[April 05, 2016]
- The Lincoln Community High School production of "Something
Rotten!" received 7th place at the IHSA State Drama/Group
Interpretation competition Friday and Saturday at University of
Illinois at Springfield.
"That is the highest place a team of mine has ever received," said
director Jennifer Keith, "and I'm so proud of them."
Seniors Braden Tanner and McKenzie Landers were selected to the
prestigious All-State Cast, meaning four of the five judges found
their performances to be outstanding and nominated them for the
honor. They received IHSA State medals and were recognized in front
of their peers.
In addition to Tanner and Landers, seniors Colton Clark, Bekah
Harpin, Lena Stapleton, junior Claire Conrady, sophomores Lydia
Spellman, Erin Gowin, Shannon Rahn, and freshman Aleaya Turley
performed their 30-minute cutting of the hit Broadway musical during
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Only 60 high schools in Illinois compete in Group Interpretation, where the cast
must load up a set, costumes and tell a story in 30-minutes or less, traveling
with all their materials across the state. There is no "class" system in the
IHSA so schools from all sizes compete against one another for the honors.
"The top six schools were all Chicago suburbs, so we were very pleased with our
standing among amazing competition from across the state," Keith said. "Lincoln
was well represented by these young people this weekend and all year in the
speech area. We had a great season!"
[Coach Jennifer Keith]