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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.
BentonJordan Richey and Ryan Webster
Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World
21
Bloomington H.S.Kat Straub and Jordyn Coyle
Stop Kiss
33
Downers Grove SouthJessica Windischman and Jonah Ocuto
The Best Medicine
31
Dunlap High SchoolAdam Raso and Haleemah Na'Allah
These Shining Lives
13
EisenhowerDinah Clottey and Halle Clottey
Eclipsed
32
Glenbard WestOwen Crawford and Emma Pauer
Emma's Child
23
Granite CityDerek Lemaster and Emma Vinson
Jane's Park
22
Hinsdale CentralMackenzie Huber and Marshall Moller
The Good Father
12
HuntleyEmily Hill and Kate Urosevich
The Last Nickel
12
LarkinMadee Young and Bella Cwik
That's All, Folks
33
Neuqua ValleyTejas Gajula and Diti Kohli
Speak Now
13
ProspectMolly McDermott and Ben Marshall
The Story of Us
11
RichwoodsAdarius Blake and Maddy Morrow
Dinner with Friends
11
ShepardWill Jarman and Alison Elzinga
Lungs
43
Sterling H.S.Kinsey Zacharski and Abby Nitz
The Downpour
22
ThornridgeRodney Jackson and Kayla Winston
King Hedley II
21
Warren TownshipJamia Johnson Rockingham and Jared Garner
Night Vision
11
Wheaton Warrenville SouthNathan Reilly and Sean Herpolsheimer
Instincts
12

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Dramatic Interpretation (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestWade Cook
At a Loss
21
Cary-GroveHannah Angle
The Women of Lockerbie
43
Downers Grove SouthVanessa Copeland
While the World Watched
31
Dunlap High SchoolAdam Raso
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
12
Elk GroveClaire Glennon
Guardians
23
Freeport H.S.Cecelie Eiler
A Mother's Reckoning
13
Hinsdale CentralJake Youngman
9 Circles
12
Hinsdale SouthAbby Overmann
Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People
23
Homewood-FlossmoorRashun Carter
A Psychopath
12
HuntleyPalak Patel
No Word in Guyanese For Me
12
MolineIsaac Waddell
I Am My Own Wife
11
Neuqua ValleyDillon Tartaglia
Diary of an Oxygen Thief
13
Normal UniversityCree Harris
God Is A Dyke
12
OlympiaEthan Schopp
Grief Struck
23
PekinJordan Killion
Every Brilliant Thing
23
ProspectMolly McDermott
A Hand to Hold
12
ShepardAlison Elzinga
Comfort
43
St. Charles EastErin Newman
Macbeth
11
ThorntonDesiree Parker
Out of My Mind
11
Warren TownshipArturo Barrera
Blackout
11

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Extemporaneous Speaking (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestMax Juhas13
CharlestonMichael Grovier31
DeKalbPaul Un22
Downers Grove NorthCharlie Stark13
Downers Grove SouthTessa Lawler41
Freeport H.S.Nick Welch11
FremdJack Rosenwinkel11
Hinsdale CentralCarolyn Chun22
LarkinDaniel Strom13
Normal UniversityJames Han12
Oak LawnEmily March43
ProspectRiley Langefeld13
Richards (Oak Lawn)Peter Forberg 11
RichwoodsMary Sherman13
SandburgMatt Rohan22
Sterling H.S.Dillon Nitz22
WethersfieldErin Henkel11
Wheaton Warrenville SouthElsa Barron12

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Humorous Duet Acting (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestWade Cook and McKenzie Slack
The Best Daddy
13
Cary-GroveZach Barrett and Brad Porter
I Hate Hamlet
12
Downers Grove SouthLydia Walsh-Rock and Tim Werner
The Rental
22
FremdBrian Rosenwinkel and Paige Dirkes Jacks
First Kisses
11
HarrisburgAlex McRoy and Chloe Thomas
Perfect
12
Hinsdale CentralEvan Donaldson and Jake Youngman
Sing This
13
Homewood-FlossmoorTaylor Wicks and Jessica Ashby
Single Black Female
22
KewaneeConner DeVilder and Allyson Kubiak
Shakespeare, Horny Toads and Banana Peels
13
LimestoneKatelynn Koeppel and Creighton Peacock
Anniversary
12
MorrisDylan Obrochta and McKayla Zorn
Moments Like These
21
Normal Community WestEmma Gilmer and Mateo Jordan
The Marriage Counselor
11
Oak LawnJacob Montesano and Joshua Cash
Smokefall
13
PekinMatt Hoyle and Coleton Whitford
Minimalistic Men
23
Prospect Ben Marshall and Katherine Jordan
Unconditional Love
12
RichwoodsAdarius Blake and John Marsh
Matt & Ben
11
StreamwoodKevin Carlo and Damaryan Benton
The Book of Mormon
23
ThorntonIra Wright and Ira McDowell
Basic Training
11
Warren TownshipJamia Johnson Rockingham and Jared Garner
All Aboard the Marriage Hearse
21
Wheaton Warrenville SouthJack Wooton and Justin Baise
Bedfellows
13

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Humorous Interpretation (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestSarah Hayden
Fat Kids on Fire
13
Cary-GroveJoey Walsh
Hand to God
22
DeKalbMichael Williams
Thomas Brady's First Day of Kindergarten
13
Downers Grove SouthBrianna Leys
The Internet is Distract - Oh Look a Kitten!
12
Dunlap High SchoolEmma Ross
Fat Kids On Fire
23
Elk GroveMary Daniels
Batboy The Musical
11
FremdKatie Haggett
Flight 212 to LA
22
Hinsdale SouthKate Cvengros
The Internet Is Distract-OH LOOK A KITTEN!
43
MaristCate Hynes
She Kills Monsters
23
Neuqua ValleyDillon Tartaglia
Just Disgusting
11
Normal Community WestEmilie Hapgood
Fully Committed
11
Normal UniversityCaroline Pickering
Addams Family Values
32
Oak LawnMercedes Lopez
Escape from the Carnival of Horrors
31
PekinAlexander Redding
Everyone Gets Eaten By Sharks
32
ProspectEmma Knott
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
23
RichwoodsBeckett Kenny11
Riverside Brookfield High SchoolElona Selenica
This is a Test
22
Warren TownshipMegan Hawksworth
GPS
11

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Impromptu Speaking (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
ArgoDavid Hernandez41
CarbondaleSarah Petrowich13
Cary-GroveJack Bressett13
Champaign CentennialSibiraj Senguttuvan12
DeKalbPaul Un21
Downers Grove SouthTessa Lawler33
Freeport H.S.Nick Welch22
FremdJack Rosenwinkel33
Glenbard WestKris Feliciano33
Hinsdale CentralCarolyn Chun11
Monmouth-RosevilleRachel Williams22
Mount CarmelJustin Fekete 22
Normal UniversityJames Han21
Oak Park-River ForestIsabelle Picciotti22
PekinDakota Richmond13
Richards (Oak Lawn)Abby Hanrahan 13
RichwoodsMary Sherman21
WethersfieldErin Henkel13
Wheaton NorthSam Cannova12
Wheaton Warrenville SouthAJ Struthers21

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Informative Speaking (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
CarbondaleMaria Maring
The Modern Day Dr. Frankenstein
33
Cary-GroveAmy Janis
Cat Got Your Tongue? An Insight Into Interspecific Communication
21
Dunlap High SchoolArnav Agarwal
I Will Return
23
Elk GroveMegan Manoj
#Flotus
12
Glenbard WestEmily Gibson
Let Them Eat Cake
11
HarrisburgMicaylen Wolf
A Book That's More Than Words
11
LemontHailey Jones
Finding the Farmer of Your Dreams
43
Metea ValleyShawn Park
Smart Textiles and Fabrics
32
MorrisChris Duffy
Mighty Marfan Power Rangers
13
Neuqua ValleyArchit Dhar
Ctrl+Z
11
Normal UniversityLauren Dubravec
The Perfect Friend
12
Oak LawnMarlene Favila
All the News That's Fit to...Totally Make Up
11
PekinLeah Martin
Autocorrecting Our View of Predictive Text
22
Prairie RidgeRoss Relic
The Many Dimensions of Multiverse Theory
31
ProspectRhegan Graham
Boys, Hooters, and Why Cooties is the Next Plague
13
RichwoodsElizabeth Lindqwister
Talk Immigrant to Me
11
RochelleLexy Lemar
The Modern Frankenstein
21
ShepardLibby Correll
What came first?
22

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Oratorical Declamation (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Auburn (Rockford)David Daye
Every Kid Needs a Champion
21
Belleville EastAma Nipassa
The Danger of a Single Story
11
Belleville WestKaylon Brown
Bring on the Female Superheroes
33
Downers Grove NorthEvelyn Martinez
How Online Abuse of Women Has Spiraled Out of Control
43
Downers Grove SouthGrace Ulch
The Power of Vulnerability
12
Dunlap High SchoolAmelia Barber
Poverty, Money and Love
33
EisenhowerDinah Clottey
Every Woman Should Travel Alone
23
Elk GroveMegan Manoj
Every Kid Needs A Champion
11
Freeport H.S.Erin Schrader
Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
12
Joliet WestGrace Meagher
Hungry Heart
31
LemontKiara Hardy
What it's like to be black in Naperville, America
12
Metea ValleyMeghana Chaganti
My Year of Saying Yes to Everything
11
Normal Community WestTanner Starr
Defining Your Inner Hero: 2016 Harvard Commencement Address
22
ProspectAbby Grott
The Heartbreaking Text That Inspired A Crisis Help Line
12
RichwoodsAriej Mohamed
Leymah Gbowee's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
12
Sterling H.S.Abby Gunderson
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
11
ThorntonKavonya Moore
10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
13
Warren TownshipSydney Ross
The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color
13
Wheaton NorthSam Cannova
Bring On The Female Superheroes!
23

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Original Comedy (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BentonRachel Dahl
High School Blood Drive
43
CarbondaleLucas Feather
Ding Dong...Winston is Dead!!
22
Cary-GroveBrad Porter
Thyme Heals All Wounds
13
Downers Grove NorthChristian Clements
Should I State or Should I Go?
32
Dunlap High SchoolNitiksh Paul
Indian Typos
11
Freeport H.S.Daniel Rials
The Fighting Fritters
11
FremdBrian Rosenwinkel
Lla Ma Land
11
Joliet CentralAngelica Jarrett
Never Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Down
13
MorrisDylan Obrochta
Webilicious
13
Neuqua ValleyZach Honer
Labor Pains
11
Normal Community WestEmilie Hapgood
The Purple States of America
21
Normal UniversityAustin Spaulding
The Car Wars
13
Oak LawnMercedes Lopez
How a Sister Says Goodbye
11
RichwoodsBeckett Kenny
Good Mourning
13
SandburgHunter Morris
I'm in love with the judge
22
SandwichJacob Roller
Fail-Spin
12
Sterling H.S.Abby Gunderson12
Wheaton NorthKendall Gail
Camp Make-A-Friend
33
Wheaton Warrenville SouthJustin Baise
The Oregon Tale
12

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Original Oratory (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BartlettSamuel Witz III
Our Town: The Real Body Politic
43
Belleville WestAvery Reed
The Hidden Costs of Being a Woman
11
ByronKathleen Rock
The Assault on Rape Culture
22
CantonNathan Bobell
The Importance of Foreign Language Education
21
Downers Grove NorthMaddie Fagan
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
21
GeneseoDrew Roseman
Mark Wahlberg Cares About the Bees, and You Should Too
23
Glenbard WestEmily Gibson
Two Roads Converged
23
HarrisburgAlex Watkins
Falling Short Of The Dream
12
Hinsdale CentralReagan Brownell
I Read the News Today...Oh,Boy!
12
Homewood-FlossmoorRashun Carter
THe Fear Factor
12
Metea ValleySurya Kukkapalli
I'll Think of a Title . . . Later
13
Normal UniversityCaroline Pickering
Volunt-Here
13
Oak LawnMegan Baker
Title? Yeah, I Couldn't Decide That Either...
13
ProspectJimmy McDermott
Online, On Purpose
11
Richards (Oak Lawn)Peter Forberg
War of the Words
21
RichwoodsElizabeth Lindqwister
Holding Out for the Humanities
12
Warren TownshipErin Richter
Let's Talk About Sex
11
Wheaton Warrenville SouthEli Rubenstein
This Speech Not Perfect
32

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Performance in the Round (18 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestPerformance in the Round
Lord of the Flies
11
Bloomington H.S.Performance in the Round
The Body
22
Cary-GrovePerformance in the Round
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
13
CharlestonPerformance In The Round
The Ship of Hope
23
Downers Grove SouthRuthless!
Ruthless!
33
Dunlap High SchoolPerformance in the Round
Booby Trap
11
Glenbard WestPerformance in the Round
The Amish Project
13
Grant Community High SchoolPerformance in the Round
Final Wish
21
Hinsdale CentralA Love for the Ages
A Love for the Ages
11
Hinsdale SouthThe Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
42
HononegahPerformance in the Round
Hey, Look! A Carousel!
12
MarianPerformance in the Round
The Last Place On Earth
22
MolinePerformance in the Round
Wild Blessings
42
Oak LawnPerformance in the Round
The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan
13
ProspectPerformance in the Round
THE SPARROW
11
Southland College PrepPerformance in the Round
Anansi the Spider
11
United (East Moline)Performance in the Round
The Tin Woman
23
Wheaton Warrenville SouthPerformance in the Round
Flight 232
22

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Poetry Reading (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestAlayna Wells
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
11
Downers Grove NorthAlex Book
Nothing was the Point
23
Downers Grove SouthBeatrice Beirne
Poetic Justice
11
Freeport H.S.Erin Schrader
Redemption:A Program
23
GalesburgKarter McClendon
The Crown Ain't Worth Much
22
Glenbard WestErin Hernandez
One Brick at a Time
23
Hinsdale CentralKatie Schaber
Superhero
42
HononegahMaggie He
Women Aren't Metaphors. We're People.
11
HuntleyBecca Zayas
Shut Up and Say Something
32
MarianElise Pittman
Just Another Girl In The Hood
22
Normal Community WestAlex Rich
One Nation...Without Fear
13
Normal UniversityJordyn Blythe
Don't Forget Me
22
ProspectJohn Zach
The Sunshine Kid
11
ReavisTeresa Estrada
The Sounds of Spanglish
13
RichwoodsJohn Marsh
Just Your Average Zombie Poetry
41
SandwichDani Albright
Hiding Behind the Humor
43
Southland College PrepKapri Echols
Life According to Motown
31
Warren TownshipGretchen Nelson
Half-Hanged Mary
13
WashingtonTess Howley
Cheesy Redheads: A Program
23
Wheaton Warrenville SouthPaige Valente
Mother of Exiles
12

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Prose Reading (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BartlettSamuel Witz III
A November Farewell
22
Belleville WestMcKenzie Slack
A Portion of Your Loveliness
21
Bloomington H.S.Emily King
A Mothers Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
23
Cary-GroveMaddie Warder
Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat
22
Downers Grove NorthEvelyn Martinez
We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?
33
Downers Grove SouthGrace Ulch
Wishful Drinking
11
Elk GroveEmily Franke
The Way I Used To Be
23
Glenbard WestEmma Pauer
Fireworks From Above
12
Hinsdale CentralMeghan Johnson
Rules
22
Homewood-FlossmoorAundria La Nier
Did My Mama Like to Dance?
21
HononegahMaggie He
My Daughter and Her Spider
12
HuntleyPalak Patel
Rethinking Normal
11
LemontDevin Becker
Good News Versus Bad
22
MolineHailey Neels
Wild
13
Normal UniversityEmily Rodriguez
Thanksgiving in Mongolia
12
PekinLeah Martin
Now I See You
22
ProspectJimmy McDermott
Perfect Moments
11
RichwoodsKatie Henderson
Furiously Happy
11
ThorntonKiara Gandy
Life Support
13
Wheaton Warrenville SouthJack Wooton
A Work in Progress by Joseph of Nazareth
33

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Radio Speaking (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
BartlettPriya Shah33
Belleville WestTiffani Volkman13
Cary-GroveAmy Janis12
Downers Grove NorthJoe Delorto43
Downers Grove SouthVanessa Copeland22
EisenhowerBritany Robinson22
FentonNicole Rybak32
FremdDevin Dionne23
GeneseoAlyson Holevoet12
Hinsdale CentralWill DeAngelis11
MarianBrenah Johnson21
Neuqua ValleyRoshni Koul13
Normal Community WestAlex Rich11
Normal UniversityColin Hardman22
PekinAlexander Redding43
Richards (Oak Lawn)Grace Cook 23
RichwoodsGinger Batton31
South ElginKailie Ryan21
Wheaton Warrenville SouthLaura Trowbridge11

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Special Occasion Speaking (19 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Reg.Sec.
Belleville WestCassidy Farrar
Representation Is Lit
13
CarbondaleKeagan Schlosser
Recess Redux
12
Cary-GroveDanny Riley
Well, Actually: Confessions of a Former Mansplainer
11
DeKalbMolly Stawinoga
The New F Word
13
Downers Grove SouthHayley DeSilva
A Worthy Opponent
22
Dunlap High SchoolHaleemah Na'Allah
Harrison! The Musical!
11
EisenhowerCristian Mora
Bi the Way
12
Glenbard WestBijoy Shah
Life's Too Short
11
Hinsdale CentralEvan Donaldson
A Platitude on Gratitude
13
MarianMichael Breslin
Bulldozers,Barbies,and the Color Blue
11
Metea ValleyJames Ewer
Oh, Now I Get It
11
MolineEmma Kindred
Making Room for Happiness
12
Neuqua ValleyZach Honer
The Shorter and Not-Quite-As-Winding Road
23
Normal Community WestAnna Birsa
The Truth about Post Truth
21
PekinDakota Richmond
Me, Myself, and I
13
ProspectAlyssa O'Connell12
ReavisJamila Ghosheh
Hijab and Shoulders
33
RochelleNephy Valle
Stranger Things Have Happened
42
Wheaton Warrenville SouthLaura Trowbridge
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Linguistics
33

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