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IHSA Speech State Final qualifiers

Below, you will find a list of the qualifiers for the IHSA State Final. On this page, you can also see where they placed in their respective regional and sectional tournaments. You can also click on a team name or competitor name to view more information on that competitor, or a rank to see the round they earned the rank in. These postings populate automatically based on results reported by Sectional tournament managers.

Dramatic Duet Acting
Dramatic Interpretation
Extemporaneous Speaking
Humorous Duet Acting
Humorous Interpretation
Impromptu Speaking
Informative Speaking
Oratorical Declamation
Original Comedy
Original Oratory
Performance in the Round
Poetry Reading
Prose Reading
Radio Speaking
Special Occasion Speaking

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Dramatic Duet Acting (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestSarah Hauser and Audrey O'Renic
Swerve
12
Cary-GroveSarah Maher and Jake Fischer
I Love All of Yous
43
Coal CityDylan Ludes and McKenna Patten
Post Its (Notes on a Marriage)
21
EisenhowerAngelina Hernandez and Ernesto Perez
The Choice
32
Glenbard WestElyssa Fischer and Rachel Travers
Memory House
23
Glenbrook NorthElla Schmitt and John Bosacoma
Expecting Isabel
13
HarrisburgJonah McGuire and Avah Businaro
Falling.
11
Hinsdale CentralSophie Biancalana and Jack Huber
Picture This
11
Homewood-FlossmoorStarr Hollis and Adeera Harris
Final Placement
11
LarkinLilah Hanson and Arianna Munoz
How Much I Love You
11
MarianAbimbola Adekoya and Caleb Braziel
Just Mercy
33
Metea ValleyRobyn Haddad and Peyton Owen
Dinner With Friends
12
MorrisAlexander Duffy and Molly Gustafson
Love Letters
12
OlympiaTanner Pipp and Justyn Olson
The Crucicble
23
ProspectMaya Kusalovic and Luiza Zanon
Precious Moments
22
Sterling H.S.Samantha Feather and Jenica Francis
Gideon's Knot
22
WaterlooAustin Bedford and Josie Giffhorn
Child's Play
23
YorkCharlie Kungl and Olivia Rosenberg
Tribes
11

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Dramatic Interpretation (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestAbby Barger
The King of Hearts
13
DelavanMicah Waggoner
I Dreamed I was a Baseball Card
12
FentonCarolina Rosas
A Year of Firsts
11
Glenbard WestLauren Alcock
Pride and Joy
42
GlenwoodLucas Carter22
HarrisburgRavyn Gauch
Natural shocks.
11
Hinsdale CentralJack Huber
The Pugilist
12
Hinsdale SouthSofia Guerrero
Accidentally Brave
23
Homewood-FlossmoorAdeera Harris
Dressing: Facing Our Truth
11
HuntleySarah Emmel
You Can Come Back
23
LarkinArianna Munoz
A Stolen Life: A Memoir
32
MorrisKenzie Puckett
Accidentally Brave
31
Reed-CusterAnnika Marchi
medea redux
13
Southland College PrepBri'yon Watts
Impact Statement
12
Sterling H.S.Jenica Francis
Girl
11
Thornton Fractional NorthDestinee Owens
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
33
Wheaton Warrenville SouthRiley Tomes
Turtles All the Way Down
23
YorkCaitlin Maguire
What is a Girl Worrh?
11

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Extemporaneous Speaking (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Bloomington H.S.Alex Cox23
Bradley-BourbonnaisThomas Musgrave22
Cary-GroveBraden Wall11
DeKalbJackson Heuschel23
Downers Grove NorthMaddie Naisbitt23
Dunlap High SchoolSarah Beddingfield13
Elk GroveHenry Davenport12
Hinsdale SouthMatthew Leonardson41
Homewood-FlossmoorKieran Hanley12
MarianAlex Korfiatis13
MorrisAlexander Duffy11
Naperville CentralKate Li22
Normal UniversityKatelyn DeKeersgieter11
Oak LawnSofia Serna11
RochelleMegan Thiravong12
WaterlooBobby Lee22
Wheaton NorthLindsey Allen43
Wheaton Warrenville SouthGrace Morgan13
YorkJames Golen21

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Humorous Duet Acting (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestDiego Reed and Jerry Aplin
Front Porch Chronicles
11
Coal CityEli Fritz and Izzy Kostbade
The Marriage Counselor
23
Downers Grove SouthSydney Richardson and Gwen Royle
Fire Me Up Mama!
21
Dunlap High SchoolMahek Javed and Cami Serrahn
Survivor Kid
12
Grant Community High SchoolPeyton Baisden and Tristan Mesmer
Hypothetically Yours
21
HarrisburgNeva Wasson and Braxtyn Baugher
Perfect.
22
Hinsdale CentralHayley Johnson and Nico Kiperman
Rules of Engagement
32
Hinsdale SouthEric Hardman and Cameron Chamberlain
Smokefall
13
HuntleyLogan Blake and Emily Pinter
The Right Time
33
Joliet WestJulianna Byrne and Aniya Davis
A Brief Primer on the Female of the Species
11
LarkinTony Vyleta and Axel Magana
Shrinkage
42
MarianTaylor Trojan and Mia Lockett
Supreme Beings
22
Metea ValleySara Jordan and Jonathan Barker
Blind Date
21
MorrisEmma Knudson and Kenzie Puckett
Bad Words 2: Save the Day
11
Neuqua ValleyHenry Scriven-Young and Rishika Gaddamanagu
Conspiracy of Love
12
Oak LawnJames Walsh and Jada Jackson
Private Lives
13
Tri-ValleyKaitlyn Jones and Anthony Decker
Trapped
23
WillowbrookSean Shepherd and Amelia Tortorici
Computer Bugged
23

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Humorous Interpretation (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestDiego Reed
Thomas Brady's First Day of Kindergarten
22
ByronJayne Lynde
World's Best Teacher
13
Coal CityIzzy Kostbade
Alice's Adventure's with Poorly Cooked Cafeteria Seafood
33
DeKalbAlly Belick
The Internet is Distracting - Oh Look A Kitten!
12
Dunlap High SchoolJenin Mannaa
Sleepover From Hell
11
EisenhowerErin Riley
Fat Kids on Fire
31
FentonCarolina Rosas
The Internet is Distract-OH LOOK A KITTEN!
13
GlenwoodJocelyn Bradshaw
Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show
13
Hinsdale CentralTess McArdle
Anna and August
22
Hinsdale SouthCate Cianci
Killer Halloween
11
Lena-WinslowRowen Schulz
Sesame: Life on the Street
21
Metea ValleyBhargavi Sriram
Hot Dog Time Machine
23
MorrisNicholas Russell
Promedy
12
ReavisAna Izquierdo
A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
22
Riverside Brookfield High SchoolParis Selenica
Squad Goals
43
WaterlooChuck Davidson
Finding Ryan
11
Wheaton Warrenville SouthJeremy Ferguson
Are You My Mother?
11
YorkNathan Lee
How to Kiss A Girl
22

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Impromptu Speaking (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BartlettJoyce Yang33
Bradley-BourbonnaisThomas Musgrave22
Cary-GroveBraden Wall11
Dunlap High SchoolAnjali Yedavalli11
EisenhowerCaleb Brantley13
Hinsdale CentralNoor Mryan11
Hinsdale SouthMatthew Leonardson42
Naperville NorthWilliam Zheng22
Normal CommunityAvani Rai21
Normal UniversityKatelyn DeKeersgieter12
Oak LawnSofia Serna12
ProspectFelix Garkisch33
RichwoodsSophie Mura23
RochelleFaith Worthington12
Southland College PrepNyah Ware11
WaterlooBobby Lee33
Wheaton Warrenville SouthGenevieve Goetz21
YorkJames Golen13

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Informative Speaking (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville EastRandy Truong
At the Top of Mount Stupid
33
Bloomington H.S.Savvy Sleevar22
Bradley-BourbonnaisMaci Rehborg
Awww, Nuts!
31
Dunlap High SchoolMihika Desai
Racism in Gynecology
23
FentonKarissa Lara
CBD: It's Pretty Dope
13
Freeport H.S.Sydney Pedersen
Fate or Free Will?
11
Glenbrook SouthClara Wawrzyn
More Than Meets the Ear
12
Hinsdale CentralKatrina Geiersbach
Jay-Z Is a Time-Traveling Vampire
21
Homewood-FlossmoorMorgan Barber
More Than Idle Chat: Let's Talk Conversations
11
HuntleyAngie Favila22
MarianMarcus Bobbitt
If the Shoe Fits...
12
MorrisEmma Knudson
Frills or Flannels?
12
Neuqua ValleyMegan Rajan
Want to Hear This Speech? It'll Cost You.
32
Normal UniversityYvin Shin
A Speech in Someone Else's Shoes
11
Oak LawnJames Walsh
Welcome to the Jungle
33
ReavisRicardo Gonzalez
The S Word
13
RichwoodsSarah Allen
Nuclear Fusion
13
RochelleFaith Worthington
Remember When
13
Wheaton NorthAyesha Shafiuddin
Let There Be ICE
23
Wheaton Warrenville SouthAva Sartore
Fake It Cause They Make It
11

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Oratorical Declamation (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BartlettJoyce Yang
I Am Someone's Daughter Too
23
Belleville WestElise Moore
Yes, I Survived Cancer. But That Doesn't Define Me.
21
Coal CityZoe Smith
In Uncertain Times, Think Like a Mother
22
DeKalbKeyirra Morrow
Every Kid Needs A Champion
21
Downers Grove SouthAlaina Vergara
What's So Funny About Mental Illness?
32
Elk GroveAriel Williams
Don't Regret, Regret
13
First Baptist Academy O'FallonEva Hansen
Living with High Functioning Anxiety
13
Glenbard NorthVinay Varghese Vellara
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses Harvard's Class of 2018
13
Grant Community High SchoolEmily Rodriguez
Listening to Shame
12
Hinsdale CentralSophie Biancalana
Why You Need to Be a Bitch
11
Homewood-FlossmoorNia Smith
Color Blind or Color Brave
23
MarianMia Lockett
Using Your Voice is a Political Choice
22
MorrisLauren Bounds
Everything Happens for a Reason-and Other Lies I've Loved
11
Neuqua ValleyVedika Ranjan
What the Constitution Means to Me
11
Normal UniversityRylee Camp
What Can You Learn from a Trash Bag?
42
PekinMadison Hieser
An Adoption Story
13
ReavisOswaldo Ocampo
Why I'm Done Trying to be Man Enough
11
RochelleMorgan Haas
How to Let Go of Being a Good Person and Become a Better Person
13
YorkCaitlin Maguire
What We Learn When School Can’t Stop
22

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Original Comedy (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Bradley-BourbonnaisKyle Dailor
Crazy Couples' Support Group
11
DeKalbAlly Belick
Sweet Revenge
11
Downers Grove SouthSydney Richardson
Jesse's Girl
11
Elk GroveTara Baiti
Meet The Parents
12
HarrisburgKirsten Eversmann
Wanna See Me Eat My Hand?
23
Hinsdale SouthDarrell Mondaine
I See Dead People
23
Joliet WestAniya Davis
McDreamin'
23
Metea ValleyJonathan Barker
That's My Boy
11
MorrisKeaton Auwerda
Postmortem Pandemonium
23
Normal UniversityCole Zimmerman
Cult Following
12
Oak LawnEmma O'Malley Galvan
There's Something Fishy About This OC
31
Reed-CusterEmily Anderson
Saturdays With Humphrey
32
RochelleAva Coglianese
Iowa's Most Eligible
33
Sterling H.S.Tori Arduini
The Lover’s Leap Speed Dating Event
12
ThorntonAntoine Stokes
Ctrl+Alt+Del
32
WaterlooChuck Davidson
Never Bet it All on Black and Other life Lessons
11
Wheaton Warrenville SouthJeremy Illut
A Jeremy and An Alien Walk Into a Prom
42
WillowbrookAmelia Tortorici
Mom, I'm Finally Getting Married!
33

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Original Oratory (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BartlettGauri Yadav
Will The Band Play On?
13
Cary-GroveChristine Perkins
Real Vibes Only
22
Downers Grove SouthSamantha Wiggins
Let It Snow
22
Dunlap High SchoolSamantha Thompson
“Workplace Not Work Face”
23
EisenhowerCaleb Brantley
Hero Villain Patriot Terrorist
23
FentonAlexander Pizarro
A More Perfect Union
23
Freeport H.S.Sydney Pedersen
Equal Work, Equal Pay?
11
FremdGabe Classon
Copyrighting a Copywrong
21
Hinsdale CentralNoor Mryan
talk
11
Hinsdale SouthSofia Guerrero
Breaking Boundaries
33
Homewood-FlossmoorSiara Carpenter
Are You Sure About That Dream Job?
12
MorrisTessa Brummel
Hey...My Ability is Up Here!
23
Normal Community WestAdeline Swartzendruber
Coping Well Today for a Better Tomorrow
41
Normal UniversityYvin Shin
Hot Girl Bummer
13
Oak LawnAlondra Camacho
Electoral College Dropout
11
OttawaCorinne Francis
Too Informed
12
PekinElisabeth Sandoval
But It Could Always Be Worse, Right?
11
WaterlooAnna Kuhnert
Knowledge is Bliss
22
Wheaton Warrenville SouthNatalya Radovic
Get Your Act Together
13
YorkCeCe Lampa
Glass half full
22

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Performance in the Round (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Cary-GrovePerformance in the Round
Life's a Song
12
Downers Grove SouthPerformance in the Round
Naomi's Playhouse
42
Dunlap High SchoolPerformance in the Round
“I Was There”
12
Glenbard WestPerformance in the Round
Hope in the Dark: Stories From the Humanitarian Crisis Call Center
11
GlenwoodPerformance in the Round
“This Human is From the Past”
13
Hinsdale CentralPerformance in the Round
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
11
Hinsdale SouthPerformance in the Round
The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Merriwether
33
Homewood-FlossmoorPerformance in the Round
The Song That Brought Back Spring
11
LemontPerformance in the Round
I Don't Want to Talk About It
12
MarianPerformance in the Round
The Laramie Project
23
MorrisPerformance in the Round
10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine
11
Normal UniversityPerformance in the Round
Quaran-Teens
12
OlympiaPerformance in the Round
Dummies Guide to a Virtual Speech Season: Abridged!
13
ProspectPerformance in the Round
Dinosaurs, Crayons, and the Power of the Mute Button
13
RochellePerformance in the Round
A Bowl of Soup
11
WaterlooPerformance in the Round
A Piece of My Heart
11
Wheaton Warrenville SouthPerformance in the Round
Wishtree
22
YorkPerformance in the Round
Tiny Beautiful Things
33

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Poetry Reading (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
DeKalbUnique Omodayo
A Program: What Did You Expect
21
Downers Grove NorthGrace McTigue
Maybe I am a Mermaid
33
Dunlap High SchoolJenin Mannaa
“Loudly and Viciously Muslim”
11
Elk GroveKaylyn Ahn
Don't Leave A Message After The Beep
12
FentonKarissa Lara
The Price of Being Female
21
Glenbard WestAmelia Boeh
Hindsight, Hopefully, is 2020
33
HarrisburgRavyn Gauch
We're No Longer Afraid
11
Homewood-FlossmoorVicky Olaleye
NATURE AND NURTURE: The Poetry of Patricia Smith
23
HuntleyDonna Fondjo
“Merci, Mama”
12
LemontElle Jeffress
The Consequences of Womanhood
42
MorrisAndrea Barron
Black Thong Therapy: A Program
43
Mt. Vernon H.S.Omari Jackson
The Type
22
Normal UniversityMelea Hauck
Loud Women
13
PekinTaylor Cady
Finding Your Voice in a World Too Loud to Listen
22
StreamwoodCierra Clark
The 1619 Project
43
Thornton Fractional NorthKayla Gilmore
Say Her Name: A Program
11
Wheaton NorthSyd Mark
We Were Never Meant to Survive
22
Wheaton Warrenville SouthJeremy Ferguson
Black Nerd
11

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Prose Reading (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Cary-GroveErin Palmero
Wintergirls
42
Downers Grove SouthKayte Salgado
In the Country We Love
33
Dunlap High SchoolAasiyah Adnan
Other Words for Home
13
GlenwoodLucas Carter11
HarrisburgKirsten Eversmann
Dielarity.
12
Hinsdale CentralHayley Johnson
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
11
Hoffman Estates H.S.Sarah Hazenfield
“Choosing Hope”
12
Homewood-FlossmoorStarr Hollis
Raymond's Run
22
HuntleyKeely Alfano
Jump from a Plane
11
MorrisMolly Gustafson
Before Fergus
12
Oak LawnDan McLawhorn
Call Me Charlie
41
PekinElisabeth Sandoval
If You've Seen My Liver You've Gone Too Far
11
ProspectMaya Kusalovic
Leaping Forward
12
StreamwoodCierra Clark
Bad Blood
23
Thornton Fractional NorthKayla Gilmore
The People Could Fly
13
WaterlooDrew Totra
Love is Never Black or White
43
Wheaton Warrenville SouthNaomi Kelly
Flight 232
11
YorkJillian Caforio
Picnic at Treblinka
43

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Radio Speaking (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville EastRandy Truong21
Belleville WestElise Moore43
Bloomington H.S.Nate Johnson32
Cary-GroveChristine Perkins13
Coal CityMadison Holcomb21
DeKalbJackson Heuschel32
Dunlap High SchoolEllen Hou13
EisenhowerJaila Mabry13
Elk GroveAlfred Sawyer13
Glenbard WestDeepa Phuyal32
Grant Community High SchoolSummer Brown23
Hinsdale CentralHari Rao32
Hinsdale SouthGrace Corson21
LemontNour Longi21
MorrisReagan McDaniel12
Naperville CentralAastha Chouhan13
Neuqua ValleySarojshree Janaki23
Richards (Oak Lawn)Abby Hobbs32
RochelleMegan Thiravong21
Wheaton Warrenville SouthNaomi Kelly11

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Special Occasion Speaking (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestKhaleo Price
Don't Just Tell Me to Cheer Up. Yes, I'm Positive!
21
Coal CityZoe Smith
Daddy Daughter Awkwardness
23
Downers Grove NorthEmmitt Thulin
Burnout: Welcome to the Club
13
Elk GroveAriel Williams
Come Together
11
FentonEvelyn Perez
Adults These Days
22
FremdManu Ravela
No, I'm Not Gonna Be a Doctor
22
HarrisburgIan Meshew
We're All In The Same Barrel
12
HuntleyDonna Fondjo22
MarianAbimbola Adekoya
Hair's the Problem...
21
MorrisSofia Best
First is the Worst?
11
Neuqua ValleyAditi Vadakath
The High Road Not Taken
13
Normal UniversityEmma Bottomley
You are NOT the Imposter!
23
Reed-CusterAnnika Marchi
B.Y.O.B.- Be Your Own Boss
32
RochelleAva Coglianese
Sorry You Poured Soup in my Lap
13
Southland College PrepNyah Ware
Token Tactics
33
StreamwoodSilvia Campagna
Do I Hate Myself or am I Just a Woman?
41
ThorntonYalari Trice
Da Disproportionate Discipline Dilemma
22
WaterlooGrant Barker
Working Out Men's Self-eSteam
43
Wheaton Warrenville SouthVanessa Chavez
You're on Mute
11

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