Speech
The 2016-17 Speech season has come to an end. We had a good year and saw a lot of growth
and accomplishments
for both the team and individual members.
Sadly we bid farewell to our Seniors but look forward to next year
for those returning for another season.


2016-17 Team Captain: Kinsey Zacharski
Co-Captains: Abby Gunderson and Rachel Spencer

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Novice Members designated by (N)

Regional Team Qualifiers
designated by *
Sectional Team Qualifiers designated by
State Qualifiers designated by State


Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski *State
Sarah Kuhnes (N) and Jaguer Heier (N)

Dramatic Interpretation
Kaydence Brauer  (N)
Lauren Humphreys *
Sarah Kuhns (N)

Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) *State
Maya Reter

Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys *
Sarah Kuhns (N) and Jaguer Heier (N)
Emalia Dunkle and Sarah Page (N)

Humorous Interpretation
Emalia Dunkle
Jaguer Heier (N)
Abby Nitz *

Impromptu Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) *
Kaydence Brauer (N)

Informative Speaking
Abby Aitken (N)
Sarah Ogg *
Aaliyah Gaffey (N)

Oratorical Declamation
Abby Gunderson *State
Maya Reter

Original Comedy
Abby Aitken (N)
Abby Gunderson *State

Original Oratory
Kat Sandefer (N)
Rachel Spencer *

Poetry
Amber Kuhn *
Tanner Mackey

Performance In the Round
"Bullfrog"
*
Lisa - Sarah Page (N)

David - Jaguer Heier (N)
Young Lisa - Sarah Kuhns (N)
Lyla - Maya Reter
Student Director/Understudy - Abby Aitken (N)

Prose
Sophia Brown (N)
Sarah Page (N)
Rachel Spencer *

Radio Speaking
Sophia Brown (N) *
Clarke Chapman (N)
Kat Sandefer (N)

Special Occasion Speaking
Sarah Ogg *
Kinsey Zacharski

Coach: Jill Price (jprice@sps5.org)
Coach: Chuck Price (cprice@sps5.org)

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The 2016-17 Speech Calendar
November 19: Rochelle Novice/2nd Year Tournament at Rochelle High School: RESULTS
December 3: Corn Classic at DeKalb High School: RESULTS
December 10: Rochelle Invitational at Rochelle High School: RESULTS
December 17: MHS Holiday Tournament at Moline High School:RESULTS
January 7: Le-Win/Orangeville Novice/Varsity Invitational at Lena-Winslow High School: RESULTS
January 14: NIB12 Conference meet hosted by Yorkville High School: RESULTS
January 20-21: Downers Grove South Varsity Invitational: RESULTS
January 28: Top of the State Tournament at Jefferson High School, Rockford: RESULTS
February 4: IHSA Regional Tournament hosted by Sterling High School: RESULTS
February 11: IHSA Sectional Tournament hosted by Geneseo High School: RESULTS
February 17 & 18: IHSA State Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center: RESULTS

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November 19: Rochelle Novice/2nd Year Tournament at Rochelle High School:
Team Rank: 3rd Place
Dramatic Interpretation
Sarah Kunes (N) - 2nd
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - 1st
Humorous Duet Acting
Sarah Kunes (N) and Jaguer Heier (N) - 4th
Humorous Interpretation
Jaguer Heier (N) - 2nd
Poetry
Amber Kuhn - 1st
Special Occasion Speaking
Sarah Ogg - 2nd

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December 3: Corn Classic at DeKalb High School:
Team Rank - 9th
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 6th
Dramatic Interpretation
Sarah Kuhns (N) - Novice 2nd
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Novice 3rd
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz - Varsity 4th
Impromptu Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Novice 4th
Oratorical Declamation
Maya Reter - Next-In 5th
Original Comedy
Abby Gunderson - Varsity 6th
Original Oratory
Rachel Spencer - Next-In 4th
Poetry
Amber Kuhn - Next-In 5th
Special Occasion Speaking
Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 4th

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D
ecember 10: Rochelle Invitational at Rochelle High School:
Team Rank - 5th
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 2nd
Dramatic Interpretation
Lauren Humphreys - Next-In 2nd
Sarah Kuhns (N) - Next-In 5th
Extemporaneous Speaking
Maya Reter - Next-In 3rd
D
illon Nitz (N) - Novice 1st
Humorous Duet Acting
Sarah Kuhns (N) and Jaguer Heier (N) - Novice 2nd
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz - Varsity 2nd
Jaguer Heier (N) - Next-In 3rd
Impromptu Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Novice 2nd
Informative Speaking
Aaliyah Gaffey (N) - Novice 1st
Oratorical Declamation
Abby Gunderson - Varsity 3rd
 
Original Comedy
Abby Gunderson - Varsity 3rd
Original Oratory
Rachel Spencer
Poetry
Amber Kuhn - Varsity 3rd
Prose
Rachel Spencer - Varsity 6th
Sarah Page (N) - Next-In 2nd
Sophia Brown (N) - Novice 4th
Radio Speaking
Sophia Brown (N) - Novice 2nd
Special Occasion Speaking
Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 1st
S
arah Ogg - Next-In 5th

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December 17: MHS Holiday Tournament at Moline High School:
Team Rank - 2nd
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 1st
Sarah Kuhnes (N) and Jaguer Heier (N) - Varsity 5th
Dramatic Interpretation
Lauren Humphreys - Varsity 5th
Sarah Kuhns (N) - Novice 1st
Kaydence Brauer (N) - Novice 2nd
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Varsity 1st
Maya Reter - Varsity 2nd
Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys - Varsity 1st
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz - Varsity 1st
Jaguer Heier (N) - Varsity 5th
Emalia Dunkle - Varsity 6th
Impromptu Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Varsity 5th
Kaydence Brauer (N) - Novice 1st
Informative Speaking
Sarah Ogg - Varsity 3rd
Aaliyah Gaffey (N)  - Varsity 6th
Abby Aitken (N) - Novice 1st
Oratorical Declamation
Abby Gunderson - Varsity 1st
Maya Reter - Varsity 5th
Original Comedy
Abby Gunderson - Varsity 1st
Original Oratory
Rachel Spencer - Varsity 1st
Poetry
Amber Kuhn - Varsity 2nd
Prose
Rachel Spencer - Varsity 1st
Sarah Page (N) - Varsity 5th
Sophia Brown (N) - Novice 3rd
Radio Speaking
Sophia Brown (N) - Varsity 3rd
Kat Sandefer (N) - Varsity 6th
Clarke Chapman (N) - Novice 2nd
Special Occasion Speaking
Sarah Ogg - Varsity 1st
Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 2nd

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January 7: Le-Win/Orangeville Novice/Varsity Invitational at Lena-Winslow High School:
Team Rank 2nd
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 2nd
Dramatic Interpretation
Lauren Humphreys - Varsity 6th
Kaydence Brauer (N) - Novice 2nd
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Varsity 1st
Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys - Varsity 3rd
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz - Varsity 1st
Emalia Dunkle - Varsity 6th
Jaguer Heier (N) - Novice 2nd
Impromptu Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N) - Varsity 3rd
Kaydence Brauer (N) - Novice 4th
Informative Speaking
Sarah Ogg - Varsity 1st
Aaliyah Gaffey (N) - Varsity 4th
Oratorical Declamation
 Maya Reter - Varsity 1st
Original Oratory
Rachel Spencer - Varsity 1st
Kat Sandefer (N) - Novice 3rd
Poetry
Amber Kuhn - Varsity 1st
Prose
Rachel Spencer - Varsity 4th
Sarah Page (N) - Novice 2nd
Sophia Brown (N) - Novice 3rd
Radio Speaking
Sophia Brown (N) - Varsity 3rd
Kat Sandefer (N) - Varsity 6th
Special Occasion Speaking
Sarah Ogg - Varsity 1st
Kinsey Zacharski - Varsity 2nd

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January 14: NIB12 Conference meet hosted by Yorkville High School:
Team Rank - 3rd
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski - 1st
Dramatic Interpretation
Lauren Humphreys - 7th
Extemporaneous Speaking
Maya Reter - 4th
Dillon Nitz (N) - 6th
Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys - 5th
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz - 2nd
Emalia Dunkle - 6th
Informative Speaking
Sarah Ogg - 6th
Oratorical Declamation
Maya Reter - 3rd
Abby Gunderson - 5th
Original Comedy
Abby Gunderson - 3rd
Abby Aitken (N) - 7th
Original Oratory
Rachel Spencer - 1st
Prose
Rachel Spencer - 5th
Sarah Page (N) - 6th
Radio Speaking
Kat Sandefer (N) - 8th
Special Occasion Speaking
Kinsey Zacharski - 3rd
Sarah Ogg - 5th

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January 20-21: Downers Grove South Varsity Invitational:
SHS qualified in three events for the Semi-Finals rounds.
Abby Gunderson - Original Comedy
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski - Dramatic Duet Acting
Kinsey Zacharski - Special Occasion Speaking
While no one advanced to the Final Rounds it was an interesting and enjoyable meet.

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January 28: Top of the State Tournament at Jefferson High School, Rockford:
 Team Rank - 4th
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski
Sarah Kuhnes (N) and Jaguer Heier (N)
Dramatic Interpretation
Sarah Kuhns (N)
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N)
Maya Reter
Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys
Emalia Dunkle and Sarah Page (N)
Humorous Interpretation
Emalia Dunkle
Abby Nitz
Impromptu Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N)
Informative Speaking
Abby Aitken (N)
Sarah Ogg
Oratorical Declamation
Abby Gunderson
Maya Reter
Original Comedy
Abby Aitken (N)
Abby Gunderson
Poetry
Amber Kuhn
Tanner Mackey
Prose
Sophia Brown (N)
Sarah Page (N)
Radio Speaking
Sophia Brown (N)
Special Occasion Speaking
Sarah Ogg
Kinsey Zacharski
Wretched Interp
Jaguer Heier (N) - Varsity 5th

February 4: IHSA Regional Tournament hosted by Sterling High School:
Team Rank - 1st
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski
- 2nd
Dramatic Interpretation
Lauren Humphreys
- 4th
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N)
- 2nd
Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys
- 2nd
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz
- 3rd
Informative Speaking
Sarah Ogg
- 1st
Oratorical Declamation
Abby Gunderson - 1st
Original Comedy
Abby Gunderson - 1st
Original Oratory
Rachel Spencer - 1st
Performance In the Round
"Bullfrog"
* - 1st
Lisa - Sarah Page (N)

David - Jaguer Heier (N)
Young Lisa - Sarah Kuhns (N)
Lyla - Maya Reter
Student Director/Understudy - Abby Aitken (N)
Poetry
Amber Kuhn
- 4th
Prose
Rachel Spencer
- 2nd
Radio Speaking
Sophia Brown (N) - 6th
Special Occasion Speaking
Kinsey Zacharski
- 2nd

February 11: IHSA Sectional Tournament hosted by Geneseo High School:
Team Rank: 4th
Dramatic Duet Acting
Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski
State - 2nd
Extemporaneous Speaking
Dillon Nitz (N)
State - 2nd
Humorous Duet Acting
Amber Kuhn and Lauren Humphreys
- 6th
Humorous Interpretation
Abby Nitz
- 5th
Informative Speaking
Sarah Ogg
- 4th
Oratorical Declamation
Abby Gunderson State - 1st
Original Comedy
Abby Gunderson State - 2nd
Performance In the Round
"Bullfrog"
- 4th
Lisa - Sarah Page (N)

David - Jaguer Heier (N)
Young Lisa - Sarah Kuhns (N)
Lyla - Maya Reter
Student Director/Understudy - Abby Aitken (N)
Poetry
Amber Kuhn
- 4th
Special Occasion Speaking
Kinsey Zacharski
- 4th

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February 17 & 18: IHSA State Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center:
While none of our State Qualifiers [Abby Nitz and Kinsey Zacharski (Dramatic Duet Acting),
Dillon Nitz (Extemporaneous Speaking) and
Abby Gunderson (Oratorical Declamation and Original Comedy)]
advanced to the Final Round they each performed well and represented SHS proudly.

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