Speech team takes second at Interstate 8 Conference Meet


ROCHELLE — Rochelle competed in the Interstate 8 Conference Speech Meet this past weekend. Rochelle placed second as a team, behind Morris who were the team champions.

Individuals who were conference finalists included: Faith Worthington, conference champion, Impromptu Speaking. Ava Coglianese, conference champion, Special Occasion Speaking

Megan Thiravong, second place, Extemporaneous Speaking. Paul Swartz/Mikayla Preston, second place, Humorous Duet Acting. Bella Nauman, second place, Oratorical Declamation. Mikayla Preston, second place, Dramatic Interpretation

Ariel Zuercher/Jenn Heinrich, third place, Dramatic Duet Acting. Heidi Cruz, third place, Special Occasion Speaking. Alyssa Schwanert, third place, Prose Reading. Bella Nauman/Jenn Heinrich, third place, Humorous Duet Acting. Morgan Haas, third place, Oratorical Declamation

Megan Thiravong, fourth place, Humorous Interpretation. Megan Thiravong, fourth place, Radio Speaking

Paul Swartz, fifth place, Humorous Interpretation. Morgan Haas, fifth place, Oratory

Faith Worthington, fifth place, Informative Speaking. Kara Yates, fifth place, Original Comedy. Aiden Ramsey, fifth place, Impromptu Speaking. Ariel Zuercher, fifth place, Poetry Reading

Layla Pelan, sixth place, Poetry Reading. Layla Pelan, sixth place, Prose Reading. Jessica Nguyen, sixth place, Extemporaneous Speaking. Mateo Hughes/Addison Stewart, sixth place, Humorous Duet Acting. Avery Auld, sixth place, Original Comedy. Kara Yates, sixth place, Oratory 

Jessica Nguyen, seventh place, Informative Speaking. 

Aiden Ramsey, eighth place, Informative Speaking. 

Speaker of the week is Bella Nauman.