The Pioneer Debate Team had a strong finish at the Illinois Debate Community Novice/Junior Varsity State Debate Tournament. James Han and Shaun Taxali finished 10th in the Junior Varsity Division of Public Forum Debate. In the Novice Division of Public Forum, Tyler Livingston and Shaurya Taxali advanced to Quarterfinals, where they won their debate in a 3-0 decision. Livingston and Taxali lost their Semi-Final debate on a 2-1 decision. They tied for 3rd as a team in the 39-team field. Congratulations to these fine young debaters!
Congratulations to Olivia Bolles and Matthew Suh who placed 1st and 2nd in the Peoria Symphony Concerto Competition on February 24. This competition draws young competitors from throughout our region. U-High Freshman Oliva Bolles will go on to perform the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto as soloist, accompanied by the Peoria Symphony. The performances will be April 27 in the Peoria Civic Center auditorium as part of the symphony’s annual children’s concert.