U-High Speech Takes Third at Sectionals

Congratulations to the Pioneer Speech team on an impressive showing at the Sectional tournament in Belleville, Illinois! The following competitors will be advancing to the State Tournament in Peoria this weekend: Emma Noraian & Caroline Pickering in Humorous Duet Acting, James Han in Impromptu Speaking & Extemporaneous Speaking, Lauren Dubravec in Informative Speaking, Jordyn Blythe in Oratorical Declamation, Natalie Thomison in Original Oratory, and the cast of the Performance in the round! Full results follow:

Team Sweepstakes
3rd: University High School

Dramatic Duet Acting
5th: Eva Clay & Ian Guthrie

Extemporaneous Speaking
1st: James Han

Humorous Duet Acting
3rd: Caroline Pickering & Emma Noraian

Humorous Interpretation
5th: Izzie Jacobsen

Impromptu Speaking
3rd: James Han

Informative Speaking
1st: Lauren Dubravec

Oratorical Declamation
2nd: Jordyn Blythe

Original Oratory
3rd: Natalie Thomison

Performance in the Round
2nd: Yvin Shin, Nick King, Rachel Simmons, Rylee Camp, Aaliyah Newble, Brode Wall, Kaitlyn Hall, Anya Giordano, Tyler Livingston, Lillian Wilkin, Cole Zimmerman, and Student Director Allie Beam

Poetry
4th: Jordyn Blythe

Radio Speaking
5th: Jonathan Boudreaux

Special Occasion Speaking
5th: Emma Noraian