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I’m in Peoria for the Illinois State Speech/Forensics tournament over the next two days and I’m hoping we can bring home a State Champion (or two)! I’ve been involved in this program as a competitor and coach for nearly ten years — this is my first year as a head coach — and no team I’ve been a part of has ever produced one… hopefully the judges will see in my students what I’ve seen all season.

By the way, if you’re not sure what Speech competitors do, check out last year’s state champion in Poetry Reading, one of the 14 different events we compete in: funny, sad, entertaining, awesome 🙂

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