This past weekend, the Grant Speech Team competed at the IHSA Sectional Tournament at Huntley High School. Courtney Williams was the only individual event finalist; she placed 6th in Oratorical Declamation. The students who participate in Performance in the Round became the first ever Sectional Champions in Grant history!! They will move on to compete this weekend at the IHSA State Tournament at the Civic Center in Peoria, IL. Please congratulate the following students:
Speech or Individual Events is a competitive IHSA activity. Similar to athletic sports, speech is challenging, competitive in nature, and requires regular practice and coaching. The team meets after school and competes from October through February. One can pick from 13 different events, all of which utilize writing or editing a speech, and working on its presentation. Students compete against other schools on Saturdays, with awards going to those earning the most points for the day. We belong to the National Forensics League (NFL), an honorary society that employs the art of creative communication.