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Regional Speech Goes Down To The Wire


February 12, 2020

Dan Stevens

Small School Regional Champions included from left: Rowen and Kierra Lynn Schulz (Lena-Winslow/Orangeville) in HDA, Torey Leverton (EPC) in Poetry Reading, Makayla Milam (EPC) in Original Comedy, and Kimberlyn Raab (Stockton/Warren) in Oratorical Declamation.

With twelve teams competing in the IHSA Speech Regional in Sterling last Saturday, it all came down to the final event to determine who would win the overall team title. Both Freeport and Sterling were in a deadlock with 56 points each, with points being awarded only for what kids do in their final placement at the Regional.

With both schools having an HDA (Humorous Duet Acting) competing in the final, all anyone could do was wait for the results.

Only the top four advance on to the Sectional competition, but points awarded to anyone who makes the final round. When the results came in –...

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