LCHS Regional speech team champions Claire Conrady, Lena
Stapleton, McKenzie Landers and Braden Tanner pose with
their winning event posters from the IHSA Regional
tournament at Normal West Saturday. They advance to the
Sectional tournament Saturday at Belleville West High
Lincoln Community High School
Speech Team members headed to Sectionals
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[February 09, 2016]
- The Lincoln Community High School speech team had four
regional champions at the IHSA Regional Tournament at Normal West.
Senior Braden Tanner was a double champion in Dramatic
Interpretation and Poetry Reading; junior Claire Conrady won
Original Comedy; and seniors Lena Stapleton and McKenzie Landers won
Humorous Duet Acting.
The team placed 4th out of 10 teams at the Regional.
team finalists at the IHSA Regional tournament at Normal
West Saturday advance to the Sectional tournament at
Belleville West next weekend. They are: Claire Conrady, Lena
Stapleton, McKenzie Landers, Justin Woods, Braden Tanner and
Additional events that advance to sectionals were: Conrady, 3rd
in Prose Reading; junior Reagen Tibbs, 3rd in Extemporaneous
Speaking; sophomore Justin Woods, 4th in Humorous Interpretation;
and Woods and Stapleton, 4th in Dramatic Duet Acting.
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"I am extremely proud of these young competitors," said head coach Jennifer
Keith. "The growth has been exponential and they work diligently to improve
themselves and their speeches. Belleville will be the most difficult tournament
of the season, but we will be ready."
Freshmen Hunter McKinney, Laura Centers, Aleaya Turley and junior Jake Berglin
were finalists at the regional but did not advance to sectional competition.
[Coach Jennifer Keith]