Speech at State

speechstateteamYour H-F Speech Team traveled to the IHSA State Speech Finals Tournament Feb. 21-23 at the Peoria Civic Center. The team ranked 15th overall, beating more than 170 teams in the state! The H-F State qualifiers all ranked in the top 2% of the entire state of Illinois, outranking 700 students that came from more than 75 different schools. Three of the five events advanced to the final round: 
  • Joshua Miller -- finished 3rd in Original Comedy
  • Tyler Maxie & Jesse Camera -- finished 5th in Humorous Duet Acting
  • Asher Miles -- finished 6th in Prose Reading 
The two other events came in strong in both preliminary rounds: Victor Rounds narrowly missed the final round by one point, placing 8th overall; and Jade Groble made her debut coming in at 12th in Radio Speaking. This year, the Speech Team was coached by Head Coach Janine Stroemer and Assistant Coaches Warren SampsonMatt GallagherAaron Sciford,Maureen KellySteve Guillermo, Dawn Edwards and Shelly Fields.