Hub speech team takes seventh at DeKalb


DEKALB — The Rochelle Township High School speech team competed in the DeKalb Corn Classic Saturday, finishing seventh in a field of 23.

The following students earned individual honors at what coach Laurie Pillen described as, “a very competitive tournament.”

Varsity finals - Cara Forsberg sixth in Informative Speaking    

Next in finals:

Cara Forsberg, Radio Speaking, first place

Mallory Leininger, Humorous Interpretation, second place

Lauren Ponto, Prose Reading, second place, and Special Occasion Speaking, third place

Joe Worthington, Original Comedy, third palce

Baxter Konstans/Joe Worthington, Humorous Duet Acting, fourth place

Xavier Arriaga, Radio Speaking, fifth place

Novice Finals:

Nick Hansen, Informative Speaking, sixth place

Anna Samo/Noah Garrelts, Dramatic Duet Acting, sixth place

Xavier Arriaga was named speaker of the week.

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