National Speech and Debate Results

U-High was well represented at this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament in Alabama. James Han brought home a first place finish in extemporaneous commentary at the event. Caroline Pickering and Natalie Thomison finished in second and fourth place, respectively, in expository speaking. U-High had an additional two students finish in the top 60 and four were semi-finalists. The Pioneers were represented by a record 16 students who attending the tournament that involved more than 1,100 schools. Congratulations to James, Caroline, Natalie and all our students who participated in this year’s national speech and debate tournament!

LaFayette Earns Area Honor

Recent U-High graduate Sarah LaFayette has been named this year’s Pantagraph Soccer Player of the Year! Sarah led the Pioneers to a second place finish in the Class 1A state tournament this past season. She is also the third leading scorer in state history, scoring 178 career goals along with contributing 53 assists. Sarah plans to continue her soccer career at Illinois State University this fall. Congratulations Sarah!