Marian Catholic High School speech team members display their plaque are taking first place in the recent IHSA regional at Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 17, 2014 10:50AM
Marian Catholic High School, which has produced nine state champions in speech in the past seven years, narrowly topped Southland College Prep Charter High School to win an Illinois High School Association regional title earlier this month at Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park.
In its third consecutive regional speech tournament win, Marian Catholic led the nine-school field with 65 points, according to a press release from Southland College Prep, which placed second with 62 points.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School was third with 49 points, and Thornwood High School and Thornton High School tied for fourth place with 37 points each.
T.F. North, Thornridge, T.F. South and Rich East also competed.
In the regional’s 14 individual events, both Marian Catholic and Southland College Prep boasted six competitors taking first place , the press release said.
Southland College Prep also placed first in the Performance in the Round category and advanced to the Feb. 15 sectional at Reavis High School in Burbank. Thornwood, Homewood-Flossmoor and Marian Catholic all earned sectional berths in the same category, the release said.
The following are individual event winners who also were to compete in the sectional tournament, according to the host school:
Dramatic Duet Acting
Malik Bibbie, Erik Thomas, Southland College Prep; Corey Jackson, Tiera Sterling, Thornridge; Emerson Pavur, Regina Hoyles, Marian Catholic; Montana Sandstrom, Marlene Slaughter, Homewood-Flossmoor.
Laura Hilger, Marian Catholic; Deja Dade, Thornwood; Aronna Wynne, Southland College Prep; Armani Betts, Thornton.
Myles Bradley, Marian Catholic; Melissa Pizza, Homewood-Flossmoor; Ian Katiku, Southland College Prep; Christiana Gutierrez, Thornton.
Humorous Duet Acting
Rayven Morrow, Deiarah Wright, Southland College Prep; Jesse Camera, Tyler Maxie, Homewood-Flossmoor; Daniel Blewitt, Alex Renzetti, Marian Catholic; Waynemond Cotton, Deja Perry, Thornton.
Erik Thomas, Southland College Prep; Joshua Miller, Homewood Flossmoor; Regina Hoyles, Marian Catholic; Angelica Parker, Thornton.
Cristen Milliner, Marian Catholic; Diamond Dixon, Thornwood; Ian Katiku, Southland College Prep; Jarron Williams, Thornridge; DeJanee Callahan, Homewood-Flossmoor.
Morgan Brown, Southland College Prep; Thomas Tang, Thornton; Reginald Hamilton, Homewood-Flossmoor; Brandon Sapp, Thornwood.
Joshua Miller, Homewood-Flossmoor; Jarron William, Thornridge; Cooper Packard, Marian Catholic; Deiarah Wright, Southland College Prep.
Kyliah Thompson, Marian Catholic; Sekiyah Ware, T.F. North; Malachi Hurndon, Thornton; Jewelle Vernon, Thornridge.
Asher Miles, Homewood-Flossmoor; Kayla Seawood, Thornwood; Alexus Newson, Southland College Prep; Emerson Pavur, Marian Catholic.
Nneka Onyeka, Southland College Prep; Megan Ringo, Marian Catholic; Corey Jackson, Thornridge; Jade Groble, Homewood-Flossmoor.
Special Occasion Speaking
Cooper Packard, Marian Catholic; Tiera Sterling, Thornridge; Nneka Onyeka, Southland College Prep; Donyae Lewis, Homewood-Flossmoor.
Morgan Brown, Southland College Prep; Brandon Sapp, Thornwood; Thomas Tang, Thornton; Desiree McCray, Marian Catholic.
Cristen Milliner, Marian Catholic; Malachi Hurndon, Thornton; Kayla Seawood, Thornwood; Victor Rounds, Homewood-Flossmoor.