Community encouraged to meet the Lincoln Community High School regional speech team this Thursday night

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[February 03, 2016]  LINCOLN - The LCHS Speech Team will be hosting its free Meet the Regional Team presentation on Thursday in the LCHS Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Coaches Jennifer Keith, Wyatt Phillis and Betsy Buttell are pleased to announce this year's regional entries for the team.

In Dramatic Duet Acting, senior Lena Stapleton and sophomore Justin Woods will present "The Best Medicine," while senior Braden Tanner will perform his Dramatic Interpretation "White People." Tanner will also present his Poetry Reading of Shane Koyczan's "To This Day."

In Extemporaneous Speaking, junior Reagen Tibbs will prepare and give a 6-minute speech on an international topic he selects 45 minutes prior to speaking, while freshman Laura Centers will prepare and give a 5-minute radio broadcast in the same amount of preparation time. Tibbs will also present his Original Oratory, "How PETA got the FFA all wrong."

Junior Claire Conrady will give her Original Comedy "The Smother" and her Prose Reading selections from "She's Come Undone," while Woods will present his Humorous Interpretation "How to Kiss a Girl."

Stapleton and senior McKenzie Landers will perform their Humorous Duet Acting selection of "My Quiet Neighbor" and senior Elliot Smith will give "Be an Ally," an original informative speech.

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Freshman Aleaya Turley will give her Special Occasion Speaking performance of "Spoiler Alert" and freshman Hunter McKinney will perform Oratorical Declamation. Junior Jake Berglin will do Impromptu Speaking.

The students compete at the IHSA Regionals Saturday at Normal West High School in Normal. The top four students in each event advance to Sectional competition on Feb. 13 in Belleville. From there the top 3 advance to IHSA State Individual Event competition in Peoria on Feb. 19-20.

[Jennifer Keith, Speech Coach]


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