Speech Individual Events Medalists

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Hamilton

Name Year Class Place Event
Betty Hosford 1955-56   1 serious reading

Hardin

Name Year Class Place Event
Carolyn Warren 1956-57   5 comedy reading

Harrisburg

Name Year Class Place Event
Tyler Billman 2000-01   1 original comedy
John Boicourt 1949-50   2 comedy reading
Myra Burnam 1952-53   3 serious reading
Frank Chase 1952-53   1 oratorical declamation
Jennifer DeNeal 2004-05   5 oratorical declamation
DJ Duncan 2010-11   5 humorous interpretation
  2011-12   2 humorous duet acting
      6 humorous interpretation
  2012-13   6 dramatic duet acting
      4 prose reading
Ethan Fife 2001-02   2 original oratory
Jason Harbison 2002-03   7 impromptu speaking
  2004-05   8 special occasion speaking
      6 extemporaneous speaking
Maggie Hart 2002-03   8 humorous interpretation
Brandon Johnson 2011-12   4 dramatic interpretation
Alexis Kuhlman 2011-12   2 humorous duet acting
Reiana Mahan 2008-09   5 original oratory
Jillian Miller 2012-13   6 dramatic duet acting
Angie Morris 2005-06   3 dramatic duet acting
Macartney Motsinger 2014-15   5 humorous interpretation
Matt Oshel 2000-01   6 extemporaneous speaking
Caleb Portee 2000-01   8 humorous interpretation
Ben Pyle 2002-03   2 prose reading
Benjamin Pyle 2003-04   1 prose reading
Blake Sirach 2005-06   3 dramatic duet acting
Emily Welborn 2007-08   2 oratorical declamation
Adam West 2005-06   5 original oratory
Marjorie Zimmer 1952-53   4 comedy reading

Harvey (Thornton)

Name Year Class Place Event
  2001-02   3 performance in the round
  2003-04   5 performance in the round
John Arrington 2010-11   1 oratorical declamation
  2011-12   3 oratorical declamation
      2 informative speaking
Tamara Barber 1990-91   1 special occasion speaking
Myron Barnett 1982-83   6 dramatic duet acting
Joseph Barse 1946-47   3 extemporaneous speaking
  1947-48   5 extemporaneous speaking
Alex Bass 2006-07   5 special occasion speaking
  2007-08   1 humorous duet acting
      1 special occasion speaking
Traci Benson 1987-88   1 humorous duet acting
DaQuawn Bruce 2012-13   2 original oratory
Daniel Canales 1996-97   6 impromptu speaking
Nora Carroll 2008-09   6 humorous duet acting
Jenni Colby 1987-88   6 dramatic duet acting
Kathryn Cole 2004-05   3 dramatic duet acting
Madonna Coleman 2015-16   6 dramatic duet acting
Waynemond Cotton 2015-16   6 dramatic duet acting
      7 humorous duet acting
Josh Coutlee 1994-95   3 radio speaking
Ricky Cowan 2010-11   6 original comedy
Patrick Deal 1984-85   6 original comedy
Cameron Drake 2005-06   3 original oratory
Libby Flewellen 1992-93   3 oratorical declamation
Phil Forgilli 1966-67   2 radio speaking
  1967-68   3 radio speaking
Zachary French 1969-70   2 original comedy
Charles Glenn 1979-80   5 prose reading
      6 verse reading
Patchen Haggerty 1992-93   3 radio speaking
Maurice Haney 2002-03   2 dramatic duet acting
      1 humorous duet acting
Robert Hardaway 1999-00   2 verse reading
Lamar Hawkins 2007-08   1 humorous duet acting
  2009-10   1 oratorical declamation
La'Mar Hawkins 2008-09   7 prose reading
LaRoyce Hawkins 2004-05   1 original comedy
      3 humorous interpretation
  2005-06   1 humorous duet acting
      4 original comedy
Mark Heath 1998-99   4 original comedy
Tiffany Hines 2002-03   1 humorous duet acting
Frank Hughes 1982-83   6 dramatic interpretation
Tracey Hughes 1993-94   3 original oratory
      1 oratorical declamation
Malachi Hurndon 2014-15   4 prose reading
Shannon Ingram 2008-09   6 humorous duet acting
Mmelashon Jackson 1986-87   6 prose reading
  1987-88   4 dramatic interpretation
Arnetta Johnson 1995-96   3 dramatic interpretation
George Johnson 1978-79   4 verse reading
Corey Jones 1991-92   2 dramatic duet acting
      4 humorous duet acting
  1992-93   5 dramatic duet acting
  1993-94   4 prose reading
      2 humorous interpretation
Fred Jones 2011-12   6 poetry reading
Jennifer Karrson 1990-91   6 radio speaking
      6 radio speaking
Gary Kisel 1967-68   3 original oratory
  1968-69   1 radio speaking
Brigette Kubin 1987-88   6 dramatic duet acting
Tim Lee 1982-83   2 humorous interpretation
Matthew Lloyd 1987-88   1 dramatic duet acting
      1 humorous duet acting
Sara Love 1982-83   6 dramatic duet acting
Tiffany Lucas 1989-90   2 oratorical declamation
Kevin Martin 1988-89   3 special occasion speaking
Andrea Mays 1983-84   1 verse reading
Jalisa McCottry 2004-05   3 dramatic duet acting
      4 dramatic interpretation
  2005-06   4 verse reading
Ira McDowell 2016-17   1 humorous duet acting
Angelica Parker 2014-15   6 humorous duet acting
  2015-16   7 humorous duet acting
Desiree Parker 2016-17   5 dramatic interpretation
Destin Patton-Warner 2012-13   4 dramatic interpretation
      1 oratorical declamation
Willie Porter 1986-87   4 original comedy
Mary Randle 1987-88   3 oratorical declamation
  1988-89   5 oratorical declamation
      1 dramatic interpretation
Nevonda Reed 1990-91   1 prose reading
Quintella Rodriguez 2003-04   4 humorous interpretation
      4 dramatic duet acting
Daniel Savage 1991-92   2 dramatic duet acting
Dandrell Scott 2001-02   3 original comedy
      1 dramatic duet acting
  2002-03   1 original comedy
Devlin Scott 2002-03   6 humorous interpretation
      2 dramatic duet acting
Patrick Sims 1990-91   2 dramatic interpretation
  1991-92   3 dramatic interpretation
      4 humorous duet acting
  1992-93   2 dramatic interpretation
      2 special occasion speaking
Brian Smith 1994-95   3 original comedy
  1995-96   4 original comedy
Jacques Smith 1987-88   2 original comedy
      1 dramatic duet acting
  1988-89   6 prose reading
Javon Smith 2009-10   3 poetry reading
Jeff Smith 1998-99   2 humorous duet acting
Jerrold Smith 1984-85   3 special occasion speaking
LaDonna Smith 2006-07   3 impromptu speaking
  2007-08   6 impromptu speaking
Johnathan Stephens 1998-99   2 humorous duet acting
      6 humorous interpretation
Thomas Tang 2013-14   1 poetry reading
      2 oratorical declamation
Michelle Taylor 1992-93   3 prose reading
Shayquan Taylor 2014-15   6 humorous duet acting
Brian Thomas 1978-79   4 original comedy
  1979-80   3 dramatic interpretation
Alicia Thompson 2003-04   4 dramatic duet acting
Jay Walton 1989-90   4 special occasion speaking
Howard Weathers 1969-70   4 verse reading
Ebony White 1999-00   2 dramatic interpretation
  2001-02   1 dramatic duet acting
Naeemah White 1992-93   5 dramatic duet acting
Marketta Wilder 2005-06   1 humorous duet acting
Paul Williams 2001-02   6 prose reading
Ira Wright 2016-17   1 humorous duet acting

Henning

Name Year Class Place Event
Merle McConnell 1945-46   1 oratorical declamation
      4 comedy reading

Herscher

Name Year Class Place Event
Brooke Hildebrand 1993-94   2 dramatic interpretation

Heyworth

Name Year Class Place Event
Jill Delost 1996-97   7 prose reading
Randy Fryman 1978-79   1 oratorical declamation
      3 original oratory
  1979-80   3 original oratory
Paul George 1990-91   1 original comedy
Brian Girdler 1995-96   3 special occasion speaking
  1996-97   1 special occasion speaking
  1997-98   1 special occasion speaking
Grace Glan 2013-14   6 oratorical declamation
Julie Goodlick 1976-77   3 original oratory
Jason Gordon 1998-99   6 dramatic duet acting
Jason Hogan 1994-95   6 radio speaking
Timothy Hunter 1994-95   4 original comedy
Jeremy Kelley 1995-96   4 extemporaneous speaking
      4 impromptu speaking
Stacey Kelley 1997-98   2 original oratory
      1 oratorical declamation
Annie Koons 2000-01   6 original oratory
Brittney Lower 2003-04   1 original oratory
Ryan Mellske 1992-93   3 special occasion speaking
  1993-94   1 special occasion speaking
  1994-95   1 special occasion speaking
      2 humorous interpretation
Kathi Miller 1982-83   5 original oratory
Peter Moore 1995-96   7 humorous duet acting
Gina Nicewonger 1998-99   5 original oratory
Andrew Reeser 1995-96   7 humorous duet acting
Matt Simpson 1991-92   1 original comedy
  1992-93   2 prose reading
      6 humorous interpretation
Brian Smith 1998-99   6 dramatic duet acting
Dana Trunnell 1993-94   3 verse reading
  1994-95   3 prose reading
      4 verse reading
Janet Vieweg 1980-81   2 oratorical declamation
  1981-82   2 original oratory
Gary Webel 1981-82   6 original comedy
Tara Wright 1995-96   3 verse reading

Highland

Name Year Class Place Event
Matt Embry 1994-95   4 radio speaking

Highland Park

Name Year Class Place Event
Carol Beerman 1977-78   6 verse reading
Sheri Berkson 1979-80   1 prose reading
      1 dramatic duet acting
Amy Bix 1982-83   5 extemporaneous speaking
Doug Brandt 1979-80   1 dramatic duet acting
Pam Carlton 1970-71   4 oratorical declamation
  1971-72   4 original oratory
Charles Dawe 1965-66   3 original oratory
Josh Duhl 1988-89   2 extemporaneous speaking
  1989-90   2 extemporaneous speaking
Dorrie Gilden 1960-61   4 comedy reading
Scott Glabman 1967-68   4 extemporaneous speaking
  1968-69   1 extemporaneous speaking
Hall 1974-75   2 humorous duet acting
Kathy Jordan 1974-75   1 dramatic duet acting
Lesly Kahn 1976-77   1 humorous duet acting
  1977-78   1 dramatic duet acting
      2 humorous duet acting
Ron Kreisman 1972-73   6 extemporaneous speaking
Mark Lavin 1964-65   4 after dinner speaking
Frannette Liebow 1976-77   1 prose reading
Robert Lovitz 1972-73   2 duet acting
  1974-75   1 dramatic duet acting
Marks 1974-75   2 humorous duet acting
Laura Metzger 1967-68   4 verse reading
Mary Michell 1964-65   1 prose reading
Tom Molnar 1978-79   3 extemporaneous speaking
William O'Leary 1975-76   4 dramatic duet acting
James Oliff 1965-66   1 extemporaneous speaking
Perry 1972-73   2 duet acting
Geoffrey Piller 1975-76   4 dramatic duet acting
Merna Rico 1963-64   5 oratorical declamation
Larry Rosenthal 1973-74   2 extemporaneous speaking
  1974-75   1 extemporaneous speaking
Josh Rosenzwieg 1980-81   3 dramatic duet acting
Julie Rubin 1980-81   3 dramatic duet acting
Michael Shapiro 1984-85   5 humorous duet acting
Scott Silverman 1984-85   5 humorous duet acting
Bessie Spero 1976-77   1 humorous duet acting
  1977-78   2 humorous duet acting
      1 dramatic duet acting
Jim Weissenbach 1974-75   6 humorous interpretation

Hillside (Proviso West)

Name Year Class Place Event
Jack Crowe 1975-76   2 dramatic duet acting
Maysha Haynes 1989-90   1 dramatic interpretation
Paul Hixon 1962-63   1 radio speaking
Dawn Johnson 1975-76   2 dramatic duet acting
Martin 1973-74   3 dramatic duet acting
Odes 1973-74   3 dramatic duet acting
Scott Spera 1975-76   6 oratorical declamation
Helen Winters 1962-63   2 oratorical declamation

Hinsdale (Central)

Name Year Class Place Event
  2013-14   5 performance in the round
Maggie Altergott 2009-10   4 informative speaking
Leslie Banie 1992-93   6 dramatic duet acting
Vinay Basti 2013-14   5 extemporaneous speaking
Gen Carter 2011-12   2 impromptu speaking
      2 dramatic duet acting
Dan Cassin 2010-11   5 dramatic duet acting
  2011-12   2 dramatic duet acting
Natalie Chan 2007-08   1 radio speaking
Carolyn Chun 2016-17   6 extemporaneous speaking
      4 impromptu speaking
Steven Chun 2013-14   6 informative speaking
  2014-15   4 impromptu speaking
      3 extemporaneous speaking
Danielle Davis 2006-07   6 oratorical declamation
  2007-08   4 oratorical declamation
Will DeAngelis 2016-17   3 radio speaking
Amanda Dieli 2003-04   5 dramatic duet acting
Jackson Dockery 2014-15   3 humorous duet acting
      1 dramatic duet acting
Ariana Dziedzic 2004-05   4 dramatic duet acting
  2005-06   4 humorous duet acting
Henrietta Farley 2007-08   4 humorous duet acting
Mia Fikaris 2009-10   4 oratorical declamation
Danielle Fink 1992-93   6 dramatic duet acting
Anne Furey 1982-83   1 verse reading
David Gallo 2012-13   2 dramatic duet acting
John Ha 1989-90   6 original oratory
Arman Haveric 2015-16   4 dramatic duet acting
Peter Heyer 2003-04   5 dramatic duet acting
Parker Johnson 2007-08   6 dramatic duet acting
Yianni Kinnas 2013-14   1 humorous duet acting
      6 poetry reading
Nicole Labun 2014-15   1 dramatic duet acting
      6 poetry reading
Chloe Langhorn 2015-16   8 oratorical declamation
Michelle Meyer 2007-08   6 dramatic duet acting
Maddie Mitchell 2010-11   5 dramatic duet acting
Laura Nelson 2011-12   3 prose reading
  2012-13   5 prose reading
  2013-14   4 dramatic duet acting
      1 humorous duet acting
Suzy Oskouie 2009-10   3 original oratory
Peter Parsons 2005-06   4 humorous duet acting
Shreya Rao 2013-14   5 impromptu speaking
Taylor Rasmussen 2009-10   2 radio speaking
  2010-11   2 radio speaking
Lex Reed 2004-05   4 dramatic duet acting
Presleigh Renner 2014-15   2 dramatic interpretation
      3 humorous duet acting
  2015-16   1 poetry reading
Lindsay Rinder 1994-95   5 impromptu speaking
Georgie Sadler 2013-14   4 dramatic duet acting
Peter Smith 2005-06   6 humorous interpretation
  2007-08   4 humorous duet acting
      1 verse reading
Kalpana Srinivasan 1992-93   6 original oratory
Laurel Stankus 2007-08   5 impromptu speaking
Jena Sugay 2011-12   3 poetry reading
  2012-13   2 dramatic duet acting
Shaila Sundram 2012-13   6 special occasion speaking
Divya Surabhi 2014-15   1 radio speaking
Spencer Wawak 2013-14   4 dramatic interpretation
Phil Williams 2002-03   3 impromptu speaking
      2 extemporaneous speaking
Jake Youngman 2015-16   4 dramatic duet acting
      4 dramatic interpretation
  2016-17   1 dramatic interpretation

Hoffman Estates (Conant)

Name Year Class Place Event
Kevin Gatter 2006-07   6 extemporaneous speaking
Ramesh Johari 1993-94   2 extemporaneous speaking
Ken Kulick 1976-77   6 oratorical declamation
Shubham Mukherjee 1997-98   6 extemporaneous speaking
  1998-99   2 extemporaneous speaking
Dan Schier 2000-01   5 impromptu speaking
Tom Zack 1975-76   4 original comedy

Hoffman Estates (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Ad Amin 1993-94   4 special occasion speaking
Eiftu Haile 2010-11   3 impromptu speaking
Raag Harshavat 2006-07   5 extemporaneous speaking
Colleen Huston 2014-15   1 poetry reading
Dixie Ann John 1987-88   6 humorous interpretation
      5 dramatic interpretation
Brandee Morgan 1993-94   4 impromptu speaking
Susan Okimoto 1988-89   4 radio speaking
Ira Piltz 1990-91   5 extemporaneous speaking
Stephanie Westgor 1983-84   5 prose reading

Hoopeston

Name Year Class Place Event
Bob Calvin 1945-46   3 serious reading
Martha Holmes 1943-44   5 verse reading
John Leeman 1944-45   5 extemporaneous speaking

Huntley

Name Year Class Place Event
Christian Aldridge 2011-12   7 dramatic duet acting
Brian Goldfarb 2012-13   3 original comedy
Emily Hill 2016-17   6 dramatic duet acting
Taylor Little 2010-11   6 humorous duet acting
Zoar Lopez 2010-11   6 humorous duet acting
Palak Patel 2015-16   2 dramatic interpretation
  2016-17   2 dramatic interpretation
      6 prose reading
Parth Patel 2013-14   1 extemporaneous speaking
  2014-15   2 extemporaneous speaking
      1 impromptu speaking
Jacob Quirk 2013-14   2 dramatic interpretation
Olivia Stepp 2011-12   7 dramatic duet acting
Kate Urosevich 2016-17   6 dramatic duet acting

Hurst

Name Year Class Place Event
Joe Spagnoli 1940-41   4 serious reading

Jacksonville (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Phil Birdsell 1970-71   4 original comedy
George Coraor 1941-42   2 extemporaneous speaking
Diana Dawdy 1950-51   5 comedy reading
Luci Dodd 1956-57   1 verse reading
Mathew Fortado 1944-45   5 original oratory
Shirley Green 1940-41   4 comedy reading
Bryan Halter 1951-52   5 radio speaking
Jim Henderson 1960-61   4 radio speaking
Ernest Hildner 1955-56   2 extemporaneous speaking
Lois Ingels 1944-45   3 serious reading
Cordah Robinson 1967-68   1 serious reading
Harris Rowe 1940-41   4 oratorical declamation
Sally Rowe 1946-47   5 serious reading
Ralph Smith 1941-42   2 original oratory
Jim Symons 1952-53   4 radio speaking
  1954-55   2 original comedy

Joliet (Catholic Academy)

Name Year Class Place Event
Jim Hickey 1969-70   3 after dinner speaking
  1970-71   4 after dinner speaking
Larry Zinkiewicz 1970-71   5 extemporaneous speaking

Joliet (Central)

Name Year Class Place Event
Angelica Jarrett 2016-17   6 original comedy

Joliet (East)

Name Year Class Place Event
Doug 1972-73   3 duet acting
Robert Talkie 1972-73   3 duet acting
  1974-75   2 humorous interpretation
  1975-76   1 humorous interpretation
      2 original comedy
Keith White 1972-73   6 humorous interpretation

Joliet (Twp.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Louis Cantwell 1956-57   3 comedy reading
William Conner 1952-53   2 comedy reading
Margaret Converse 1963-64   1 verse reading
Kay Gottlieb 1950-51   3 verse reading
  1951-52   2 serious reading
Helene Hirshfield 1949-50   3 verse reading
Robert Hoberg 1959-60   2 original oratory
Bill Sandiford 1956-57   1 original comedy
Bob Shive 1953-54   3 original comedy
Joan Ward 1950-51   5 serious reading
Helen Warren 1951-52   4 verse reading

Joliet (West)

Name Year Class Place Event
Mike Bryson 1984-85   5 humorous interpretation
Don Dees 1985-86   6 radio speaking
Don Hagen 1965-66   5 radio speaking
Dean Hunter 1975-76   5 dramatic interpretation
Scott Johnson 1970-71   5 original comedy
Deide McFadden 1976-77   2 oratorical declamation
  1977-78   1 verse reading
Sami Porter 1969-70   3 prose reading
Arnold Tracy 1968-69   4 comedy reading

Kankakee (McNamara)

Name Year Class Place Event
Bill Guertin 1978-79   2 radio speaking

Kankakee (Sr.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Jerry Coash 1960-61   4 original comedy
Elise Jones 1999-00   5 prose reading
Willa Sweeney 1955-56   2 serious reading
Lana Weiss 1965-66   3 verse reading

Kankakee (Westview)

Name Year Class Place Event
Margie Hiles 1971-72   4 after dinner speaking
Viril Hill 1980-81   3 prose reading

Kewanee (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Blake Bullock 2011-12   7 prose reading
      3 dramatic interpretation
Sue Cone 1973-74   6 original comedy

Kewanee (Wethersfield)

Name Year Class Place Event
Steve DiMenna 1974-75   6 original comedy

Kinderhook (West Pike)

Name Year Class Place Event
Benida Pryor 1956-57   4 verse reading

Knoxville

Name Year Class Place Event
Walter Bradbury 1953-54   4 oratorical declamation

LaGrange (Lyons)

Name Year Class Place Event
Chris Baehrend 1987-88   5 special occasion speaking
Ed Barrow 1957-58   1 serious reading
Lee Battles 1950-51   2 oratorical declamation
Beverly Carlson 1958-59   2 verse reading
  1959-60   1 verse reading
Tom Carr 1986-87   6 humorous duet acting
Ann Carter 1952-53   4 serious reading
Frank Cicero 1950-51   3 original oratory
  1951-52   5 original oratory
Paul Davis 1975-76   4 radio speaking
Paul Hansel 1964-65   5 oratorical declamation
Jack McDermott 2013-14   3 special occasion speaking
Paul McDowel 1983-84   4 humorous duet acting
Claire Meyer 2013-14   4 prose reading
Alex Nalbach 1986-87   6 humorous duet acting
Jackie Nelson 1952-53   2 original comedy
Phillip Nemec 1967-68   5 extemporaneous speaking
Van Ooms 1950-51   3 extemporaneous speaking
  1951-52   2 extemporaneous speaking
Mary Kay Penn 1979-80   1 original oratory
Jenny Polli 1982-83   4 extemporaneous speaking
Cathy Price 1980-81   6 dramatic interpretation
Jay Puckett 1983-84   4 humorous duet acting
Gene Soderstrom 1980-81   3 original comedy
Barbara Stanek 1962-63   5 after dinner speaking
Robert Wagner 1958-59   1 after dinner speaking
Guy Wiliams 1957-58   3 after dinner speaking
Brian Wilson 1965-66   2 prose reading

LaGrange Park (Nazareth Academy)

Name Year Class Place Event
Ruth Horsfall 1967-68   5 prose reading
Arlene Jara 1962-63   3 verse reading
Debbie Scriba 1969-70   1 radio speaking

LaHarpe

Name Year Class Place Event
Delbert Dahl 1957-58   4 after dinner speaking
Jackie Howd 1968-69   3 oratorical declamation
David Louden 1960-61   3 original comedy
Karen Moyes 1958-59   3 after dinner speaking
  1959-60   5 oratorical declamation

Lansing (Thornton Fractional South)

Name Year Class Place Event
Janis Beare 1964-65   3 original oratory
      5 serious reading
Judi Brown 1962-63   1 prose reading
Dan Burk 1990-91   6 dramatic duet acting
Bob Byman 1962-63   4 original oratory
John Chapman 1978-79   4 original oratory
  1979-80   3 oratorical declamation
John Davis 1960-61   1 comedy reading
Gloria Fazio 1988-89   6 humorous interpretation
Diane Fetters 1962-63   1 serious reading
Jerry Fritz 1968-69   5 original comedy
Sandra Green 1967-68   5 oratorical declamation
Nancy Grieve 1971-72   5 prose reading
Dave Gundaker 1985-86   2 radio speaking
      6 oratorical declamation
Jane Hines 1984-85   1 humorous duet acting
Lisa Kosiara 1981-82   4 dramatic interpretation
Karen Kudirka 1971-72   6 humorous interpretation
  1972-73   5 humorous interpretation
Mike McCloskey 1960-61   3 original oratory
  1961-62   1 original oratory
Mike Miller 1985-86   2 humorous duet acting
  1987-88   5 verse reading
Melissa Orban 1984-85   2 dramatic duet acting
Gus Papageorgakis 1984-85   2 dramatic duet acting
      1 humorous duet acting
  1985-86   5 dramatic duet acting
Teri Pasquarella 1970-71   5 verse reading
Andy Piaskowy 1965-66   2 comedy reading
  1966-67   4 comedy reading
Carl Potter 1985-86   2 humorous duet acting
Marilyn Rea 1967-68   4 prose reading
Ron Relich 1970-71   1 serious reading
Tim Riordan 1988-89   6 original oratory
Carol Roseen 1963-64   2 prose reading
  1964-65   2 prose reading
  1966-67   4 prose reading
Beth Scheuneman 1985-86   5 dramatic duet acting
Ralph Seymour 1972-73   2 dramatic interpretation
Pam Shephard 1960-61   4 serious reading
Cathie Strasen 1959-60   2 radio speaking
  1960-61   1 verse reading
Paul Strasen 1973-74   3 extemporaneous speaking
Barbara Trent 1963-64   2 original oratory
Jill Westendorf 1990-91   6 dramatic duet acting

Lemont (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Delia Ercoli 2010-11   2 informative speaking
Kiara Hardy 2016-17   4 oratorical declamation
Ryan Luzzo 2012-13   6 prose reading
Aubree Tally 2010-11   3 humorous interpretation

Lena (L.-Winslow)

Name Year Class Place Event
Allie Long 2011-12   6 prose reading
      5 special occasion speaking

LeRoy

Name Year Class Place Event
Tom Edwards 1950-51   5 verse reading
Lynn Hibbens 1949-50   5 comedy reading
Julie Nice 1977-78   2 oratorical declamation
David Shinneman 1953-54   4 original comedy

Libertyville

Name Year Class Place Event
Char Browne 1978-79   1 humorous duet acting
Stacy Eppel 1989-90   4 humorous duet acting
Paul Giron 1989-90   4 humorous duet acting
Omar Jamil 2008-09   5 impromptu speaking
Phil Johnson 1980-81   4 humorous duet acting
Jill Karr 1976-77   6 original oratory
Michele McCain 1982-83   5 humorous interpretation
Jeanette Raclaw 1978-79   1 humorous duet acting
  1980-81   4 humorous duet acting

Lincoln

Name Year Class Place Event
Josh Allison 1990-91   2 humorous duet acting
  1991-92   5 humorous duet acting
      1 dramatic duet acting
Joan Anderson 1954-55   3 serious reading
Nichole Appel 1992-93   6 humorous duet acting
Julie Austin 1984-85   3 original oratory
Russell Baker 1942-43   1 comedy reading
Ann Beaver 1981-82   1 oratorical declamation
Mark Beck 1978-79   2 humorous duet acting
Nick Becker 1993-94   5 prose reading
Robert Bersch 1943-44   4 oratorical declamation
Betsy Buttell 2002-03   7 dramatic interpretation
Bob Cole 1955-56   4 radio speaking
Beth Cosgrove 1991-92   1 dramatic duet acting
  1992-93   5 dramatic interpretation
      6 humorous duet acting
Tony Curcuru 2006-07   2 humorous duet acting
Dianne Doolen 1952-53   3 original comedy
Sara Doolen 1984-85   6 oratorical declamation
Kaylyn Engelhardt 2008-09   3 dramatic duet acting
Tim Fak 2002-03   4 impromptu speaking
Cody Follis 2008-09   3 dramatic duet acting
Brady Gerdts 2004-05   4 humorous duet acting
Abby Gerdtz 1999-00   7 dramatic duet acting
Chris Gray 1992-93   1 verse reading
Tanya Hawkins 1982-83   6 verse reading
Mark Hunt 1983-84   1 humorous duet acting
      1 dramatic duet acting
Eboni Johnson 1994-95   4 oratorical declamation
      6 special occasion speaking
Tracy Johnson 1978-79   3 dramatic duet acting
Victor Kerr 1991-92   3 humorous interpretation
Dusty Keys 1964-65   1 after dinner speaking
  1965-66   4 after dinner speaking
Eric Knutilla 2004-05   4 humorous duet acting
John Kurtock 1942-43   2 serious reading
Tom Leith 1979-80   5 humorous duet acting
Allison Leonard 2000-01   6 dramatic duet acting
      7 prose reading
Julie Markwardt 1978-79   3 dramatic duet acting
Dave Marshall 1980-81   1 dramatic interpretation
Tom McLaughlin 1990-91   2 humorous duet acting
  1991-92   5 humorous duet acting
      6 verse reading
Mary Molen 1957-58   2 verse reading
Lincoln Moore 2006-07   2 humorous duet acting
      6 original comedy
Gene Parker 1951-52   4 original oratory
Lorie Paterson 1983-84   1 humorous duet acting
      6 humorous interpretation
Kyle Pepperell 1999-00   7 dramatic duet acting
  2000-01   6 dramatic duet acting
Julie Prisk 1983-84   3 original oratory
      1 dramatic duet acting
Jennifer Rankin 1999-00   6 extemporaneous speaking
Marta Rehling 1940-41   5 verse reading
Jill Sackett 1993-94   5 dramatic duet acting
  1994-95   2 dramatic duet acting
Carrie Schreiber 1993-94   5 dramatic duet acting
  1994-95   2 dramatic duet acting
Jessica Schreiber 1979-80   6 dramatic duet acting
  1980-81   2 dramatic duet acting
Rebecca Schreiber 1979-80   6 dramatic duet acting
  1980-81   2 dramatic duet acting
Todd Schumacher 2007-08   5 original comedy
  2008-09   6 special occasion speaking
Emmary Searby 1996-97   7 oratorical declamation
Haydn Shaw 1980-81   5 extemporaneous speaking
      3 original oratory
Sandy Shawgo 1979-80   5 dramatic interpretation
      5 humorous duet acting
Mick Stephenson 1986-87   6 special occasion speaking
Tom Swanson 2003-04   6 special occasion speaking
  2004-05   7 special occasion speaking
Jennifer Sydney 1995-96   5 dramatic duet acting
Katie Sydney 1995-96   5 dramatic duet acting
Rebecca Tally 1997-98   6 original oratory
Scott Tidaback 1978-79   2 humorous duet acting
Greg Todd 1972-73   3 radio speaking
Chickie Verban 1973-74   2 prose reading
Joe Webb 1958-59   5 radio speaking
Carolyn Yeates 1959-60   2 serious reading
  1960-61   1 serious reading
Peter Zeinler 1950-51   1 original oratory

Lincolnshire (Stevenson)

Name Year Class Place Event
Rebekah Stevens 2000-01   2 original comedy

Lockport (Twp.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Greg Lewis 1973-74   4 verse reading

Lockport (West)

Name Year Class Place Event
Chris Tingley 1965-66   1 original comedy

Lombard (Glenbard East)

Name Year Class Place Event
John Heller 1973-74   3 special occasion speaking
Keith Miller 1967-68   4 serious reading
Karen Pszanka 1979-80   5 extemporaneous speaking

Macomb

Name Year Class Place Event
Dave Chadderdon 1965-66   3 original comedy
Daisy Cheng 1989-90   3 original oratory
  1990-91   6 original oratory
Phil Decker 1949-50   5 serious reading
Beverly Hill 1959-60   4 serious reading
Joan Jewison 1946-47   4 verse reading
Rick McLaughlin 1980-81   3 radio speaking
Ron Robbins 1965-66   4 radio speaking

Macomb (Western)

Name Year Class Place Event
Mike Cortes 1965-66   4 extemporaneous speaking
Patricia Homer 1960-61   3 after dinner speaking
Tom Pennington 1961-62   4 radio speaking
James Turner 1962-63   5 radio speaking

Manito (Forman)

Name Year Class Place Event
Larry Woiwode 1958-59   1 original comedy

Manlius

Name Year Class Place Event
Debbie Morgan 1976-77   5 humorous interpretation
  1977-78   4 humorous duet acting
Steve Oloffson 1977-78   4 humorous duet acting

Maple Park (Kaneland)

Name Year Class Place Event
Claire Bristol 1971-72   6 verse reading
Polivka 1974-75   4 dramatic duet acting
Robinson 1974-75   4 dramatic duet acting

Marengo

Name Year Class Place Event
Dick Osborne 1940-41   2 comedy reading

Mascoutah

Name Year Class Place Event
Jane Atkins 1961-62   3 verse reading
Constance Bates 1964-65   3 oratorical declamation
Scott Bramsted 1976-77   5 humorous duet acting
Sally Morales 1969-70   1 serious reading
Francis Stewart 1964-65   1 verse reading
Sandra Thomas 1964-65   3 original comedy
Amy Webb 1976-77   5 humorous duet acting

Mason City

Name Year Class Place Event
Phyllis Skaggs 1953-54   4 verse reading

Mattoon

Name Year Class Place Event
Les Brown 1957-58   3 original comedy
Bill Ervin 1957-58   2 radio speaking
Mary Hart 1954-55   5 original comedy
James Livesay 1965-66   3 radio speaking
Shirley Livesay 1956-57   2 oratorical declamation
Paul Mitri 1981-82   4 radio speaking
Phil Schreck 1956-57   3 radio speaking
Jerry Storm 1957-58   5 serious reading

Maywood (Proviso East)

Name Year Class Place Event
Candenburke 1974-75   5 humorous duet acting
Carolyn Cotton 1967-68   2 original comedy
Edna Dowe 1961-62   1 serious reading
Cecil Loggins 1999-00   6 dramatic duet acting
Janice Mathews 1958-59   1 oratorical declamation
Al Seblick 1976-77   4 original comedy
Nicole Summers 1999-00   1 dramatic interpretation
Jennifer Swilley 1999-00   6 dramatic duet acting
  2000-01   5 dramatic duet acting
Gayle Terry 1973-74   6 oratorical declamation
  1974-75   5 humorous duet acting
  1975-76   2 oratorical declamation
Charles Thomas 1958-59   2 radio speaking
Devin Tolar 2000-01   5 dramatic duet acting
Vanessa Valentine 1970-71   4 original oratory
  1972-73   6 oratorical declamation
Justin Williams 2005-06   1 oratorical declamation

Maywood (Proviso)

Name Year Class Place Event
William Chmurny 1957-58   2 extemporaneous speaking

McHenry

Name Year Class Place Event
Mary Ann Mayberry 1982-83   6 oratorical declamation

Mendon (Unity)

Name Year Class Place Event
Dick Spalding 1953-54   3 radio speaking

Mendota

Name Year Class Place Event
Mary Lou Bruckner 1952-53   1 verse reading
Carole Calderwood 1954-55   5 original oratory
Chuck Ciorde 1961-62   4 verse reading
Bill Ebbinghaus 1949-50   5 extemporaneous speaking
Ruth Engelbrecht 1944-45   4 verse reading
Donald Hanley 1944-45   5 comedy reading
Lester Kramer 1948-49   3 extemporaneous speaking
John Kuehl 1954-55   5 after dinner speaking
Jane Laws 1948-49   5 serious reading
Alan Price 1958-59   3 extemporaneous speaking
Davis Scott 1944-45   5 oratorical declamation

Metropolis

Name Year Class Place Event
Ophus Evans 1953-54   4 extemporaneous speaking
Mike Moorman 1970-71   4 extemporaneous speaking
Jo Ann Strubinger 1945-46   2 verse reading
Jacqueline Williams 1964-65   4 serious reading

Metropolis (Massac County)

Name Year Class Place Event
Gale Bolinao 1985-86   3 oratorical declamation

Midlothian (Bremen)

Name Year Class Place Event
John Dubs 1971-72   2 after dinner speaking
Glenn Haines 1974-75   3 original comedy

Milford

Name Year Class Place Event
Joan Akerly 1942-43   4 verse reading
  1943-44   3 comedy reading
Mack Berry 1963-64   1 radio speaking
Waneta Callahan 1943-44   2 serious reading
John Henady 1964-65   3 after dinner speaking
Darrell Piersol 1942-43   5 extemporaneous speaking

Mineral

Name Year Class Place Event
Arvilla Rakestraw 1943-44   5 original oratory

Minooka

Name Year Class Place Event
Taneika Warner 2014-15   5 dramatic interpretation
      5 poetry reading

Moline (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
  2010-11   2 performance in the round
  2011-12   1 performance in the round
  2012-13   1 performance in the round
  2013-14   4 performance in the round
  2014-15   4 performance in the round
  2016-17   7 performance in the round
Heather Brey 1993-94   6 humorous duet acting
Jeff DeLeon 1993-94   6 humorous duet acting
Zina Ellis 2010-11   3 prose reading
Andy Green 1993-94   6 extemporaneous speaking
Betsy Green 1991-92   2 extemporaneous speaking
  1992-93   2 extemporaneous speaking
Alex Haifa 2011-12   6 humorous duet acting
Becki Hensley 1963-64   5 verse reading
Jane Holmes 1963-64   3 serious reading
Felicia Jones 1992-93   6 dramatic interpretation
Kris Ketz 1975-76   5 radio speaking
  1976-77   3 radio speaking
Grant McKerney 1958-59   4 comedy reading
Peter David McNaught 2011-12   6 humorous duet acting
Nil Muldur 1951-52   5 original comedy
Jenna Pautsch 2011-12   2 original oratory
Maurice Rabb 1993-94   5 original oratory
Anne Sonneville 1999-00   5 humorous interpretation
Don Ziel 1993-94   6 original comedy

Monmouth (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Jon Anderson 1979-80   6 dramatic duet acting
Ethel Ericson 1945-46   4 serious reading
Jon Linman 1979-80   6 dramatic duet acting
Linda McCallister 1969-70   3 serious reading

Monticello

Name Year Class Place Event
Jeff Dighton 1966-67   4 serious reading
Mary Landis 1960-61   1 prose reading
Carl Wrench 1952-53   3 extemporaneous speaking
      1 original oratory

Morris

Name Year Class Place Event
Maneesha Bhamidipaty 1984-85   5 original oratory
Josh Hosek 2012-13   2 humorous duet acting
Mary Jane Nelson 1949-50   3 comedy reading
Jacob O'Marrah 2012-13   2 humorous duet acting
      7 informative speaking
Emily Trader 2015-16   6 poetry reading
Eric Wallen 1991-92   3 special occasion speaking

Morrison

Name Year Class Place Event
Gordon Hamilton 1963-64   4 after dinner speaking
Doris Harding 1941-42   4 verse reading
Kenneth Meiners 1958-59   4 radio speaking

Morton

Name Year Class Place Event
Brian Asbury 1997-98   6 humorous duet acting
Paige Cone 1997-98   6 humorous duet acting
      4 original comedy
Dan Gerdes 2000-01   7 dramatic interpretation
Roberta Patterson 1947-48   1 verse reading

Mt. Morris

Name Year Class Place Event
James Asp 1941-42   1 comedy reading

Mt. Prospect (Prospect)

Name Year Class Place Event
  2013-14   3 performance in the round
  2014-15   3 performance in the round
  2015-16   5 performance in the round
  2016-17   5 performance in the round
Josh Arshonsky 2011-12   5 dramatic duet acting
  2013-14   3 dramatic duet acting
Ian Brennan 1993-94   3 original comedy
  1994-95   2 original comedy
  1995-96   2 dramatic duet acting
      2 original comedy
Diane Calvelle 1960-61   3 verse reading
Jacqueline Dunderdale 2010-11   2 humorous duet acting
  2011-12   4 poetry reading
James Farquharson 2013-14   5 prose reading
  2014-15   2 prose reading
Ivy Fishman 2012-13   2 oratorical declamation
      1 dramatic interpretation
Connor Fitzgerald 2010-11   2 humorous duet acting
Kit Fitzgerald 2013-14   3 dramatic duet acting
  2015-16   3 dramatic duet acting
      1 prose reading
Greenwood 1970-71   3 duet acting
Jessica Grochocinski 1992-93   1 radio speaking
Abby Grott 2016-17   2 oratorical declamation
Lillian Hermes 2015-16   4 impromptu speaking
Laura Hubert 2004-05   7 dramatic interpretation
Katherine Jordan 2016-17   4 humorous duet acting
Kareem Kazkaz 1990-91   5 original comedy
Collette Kilroy 1976-77   4 dramatic duet acting
  1977-78   4 dramatic duet acting
Jessica Kreidler 2011-12   5 dramatic duet acting
Riley Langefeld 2016-17   7 extemporaneous speaking
Claudia Lowe 2013-14   5 informative speaking
Miles Marek 1976-77   4 dramatic duet acting
Ben Marshall 2015-16   1 humorous duet acting
  2016-17   4 humorous duet acting
      1 dramatic duet acting
Lauren Matthews 2009-10   5 humorous interpretation
  2010-11   5 poetry reading
Jimmy McDermott 2015-16   1 original oratory
      3 dramatic duet acting
  2016-17   2 original oratory
      1 prose reading
Molly McDermott 2015-16   1 humorous duet acting
      5 dramatic interpretation
  2016-17   1 dramatic duet acting
Eleanor McGee 1977-78   4 dramatic duet acting
Stephanie Mehta 1986-87   1 special occasion speaking
Jennifer Morrison 1995-96   2 dramatic duet acting
Allie O'Connor 2014-15   3 special occasion speaking
Andrew Pittman 2013-14   7 original comedy
  2014-15   5 original comedy
  2015-16   1 humorous interpretation
      3 original comedy
Richard Reese 1981-82   5 extemporaneous speaking
Julie Reiter 1978-79   2 prose reading
Hannah Rose 2013-14   5 poetry reading
Jennifer Ruda 2013-14   5 humorous interpretation
Evelyn Smith 2008-09   6 oratorical declamation
  2009-10   2 oratorical declamation
Madeleine Spacapan 2010-11   3 oratorical declamation
Wellborn 1970-71   3 duet acting
Nate Werner 2009-10   6 dramatic duet acting
Laura Winters 2009-10   1 dramatic interpretation
      6 dramatic duet acting
Jon Woods 1960-61   3 radio speaking
John Zach 2015-16   5 poetry reading
  2016-17   3 poetry reading

Mt. Pulaski

Name Year Class Place Event
Jane Myrick 1958-59   5 verse reading

Mt. Vernon (H.S.)

Name Year Class Place Event
Kathy Bambrick 1985-86   6 dramatic duet acting
  1986-87   5 oratorical declamation
Sarah Braun 1985-86   1 dramatic interpretation
      6 dramatic duet acting
Becky Collins 1965-66   2 original oratory
Randall Farrar 1969-70   2 original oratory
Cynthia Fox 1987-88   6 prose reading
Jane Glassman 1964-65   5 prose reading
Jim Glassman 1966-67   4 extemporaneous speaking
  1967-68   3 extemporaneous speaking
Michael Kirkwood 1990-91   4 dramatic interpretation
      1 humorous interpretation
Nicholas LeMay 2000-01   2 radio speaking
Aimee Mink 1990-91   4 special occasion speaking
Matt Nordin 1995-96   2 radio speaking
Cathy Shaw 1984-85   1 prose reading
Anne Stephen 1985-86   3 original comedy
Sean Tolley 1991-92   3 original comedy

Murphysboro

Name Year Class Place Event
David Biggs 1968-69   2 after dinner speaking
Louis Ceci 1966-67   5 verse reading
  1967-68   5 verse reading
Sandi Graham 1967-68   3 after dinner speaking
Rich Holt 1966-67   3 original oratory
Vernal Joiner 1971-72   6 dramatic interpretation
Bill Rawson 1959-60   3 radio speaking