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LCHS speech team first in weekend Heyworth invitational          Send a link to a friend

[JAN. 15, 2007]  HEYWORTH -- The Lincoln Community High School speech team finished first of 17 teams at the Heyworth invitational on Saturday. Lincoln nearly doubled up the competition by scoring 78 points to the 44 by Pekin, the second-place team.

Lincoln was led by tournament champions Kaylyn Engelhardt and Tony Curcuru in dramatic duet, Tony Curcuru and Lincoln Moore in humorous duet, Lincoln Moore in original comedy, and Cameron Kurtz in impromptu speaking.

Other LCHS finalists:

  • Todd Schumacher, sixth in dramatic interpretation

  • Hannah Snyder, second in extemporaneous and third in impromptu

  • Todd Schumacher and Stephanie Holford, fourth in humorous duet

  • Taylor Muck, second in humorous interpretation

  • Stephanie Holford, third in humorous interpretation

  • Annie Sheley, second in declamation and third in radio

  • Taylor Muck, fourth in original comedy

  • Janel Filbeck, fourth in prose and fifth in oratory

  • Brittany Reves, fourth in oratory

  • Kelly Knecht, second in special occasion speaking

  • Raeann Sheley, fifth in special occasion speaking

  • Cody Follis, second in verse

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Novice finalists:

  • Devin Pegram, first in oratory

  • Caiti Wunderlin, third in dramatic interpretation

  • Billy Grover, third in extemporaneous

  • Lauren May, fifth in extemporaneous

  • Billy Grover and Ryan Brown, sixth in humorous duet

  • Lauren May, sixth in impromptu

  • Paul Disney, third in original comedy

  • Lorenda Kirby, third in prose

  • Emily Hauter, third in special occasion

  • Jordan Gallagher, seventh in verse

"This was a great showing for the team today," said Carrie Schreiber, one of the Lincoln coaches. "Last week's different competition really helped us. These kids worked hard in practice and we are showing improvement each week. They will need all the improvement they can get for our travel to the Downers Grove tournament this weekend."

[LCHS news release]


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