STATE CENTRAL: Speech-Individual Events

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The 2012 IHSA Speech-Individual Events State Finals will be contested on Friday and Saturday, February 17-18 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria. The 2012 state meet marks the 72nd annual edition of the state final and the third year that the Peoria Civic Center has hosted the event.

State champions will be crowned in 14 events over the course of the meet, including an overall team champion based upon points earned in each individual event. A top team will also be recognized in the Performance in the Round category, although that event does earn points toward the overall team title. The 2011 tournament saw Downers Grove South add to its state-record for team state championships by winning its 15th overall team title. The Mustangs have won or shared the team crown at this event in seven of the past eight seasons and eight times overall since 2000.

Below is a list of the 2011 individual event state champions in each event:

Dramatic Duet Acting
Johari Mackey & TJ Patrick, Thornwood

Dramatic Interpretation
Colleen Derosa, Downers Grove South

Extemporaneous Speaking
Joe Wlos, Chicago Heights Marian

Humorous Duet Acting
Billy Chengary & Michelle McCarthy, Downers Grove South

Humorous Interpretation
Andreas Tsironis, Wheaton Warrenville South

Impromptu Speaking
Joe Wlos, Chicago Heights Marian

Oratorical Declamation
John Arrington, Thornton

Original Comedy
Mikey Tito, Oswego East

Original Oratory
Maggie Butzen, Downers Grove North

Poetry Reading
Emma Rubenstein, Wheaton Warrenville South

Prose Reading
Johari Mackey, Thornwood

Radio Speaking
Shreya Patel, Wheaton North

Special Occasion Speaking
Leah Ellis, Shepard

Informative Speaking
Andrew Green, Oak Lawn Community

Performance in the Round (exhibition)

Peoria Civic Center (Peoria)


Friday, February 17
Round 1
Section A - 1:30 p.m.
Section B - 3:00 p.m.
Section C - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 18
Round 2
Section A - 8:30 a.m.
Section B - 9:45 a.m.
Section C - 11:00 a.m.
Finals 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Dramatic Duet Acting, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Original Comedy, Poetry Reading, Prose Reading, Oratory

Finals 2 - 3:00 p.m.
Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Duet Acting, Poetry Reading, Radio Speaking, Special Occasion Speaking,
Informative Speaking

Awards 5:00 p.m.

All Results via SpeechWire




No charge for this event

No audio/video broadcasts currently scheduled for this event

2012 State Series Results

Past Team Champions

Past Event Champions

Record Book


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