Speech kicks off at Adams Central


Senior Taylea Mills accepts her medal for placing fifth in varsity Serious Prose at the Adams Central Speech Invitational. Photo by: Tayler Shellase

On Saturday January 5, the Fairbury speech team travelled to Adams Central high school to compete in their first meet of the year.

“We usually use Adams Central as a meet to introduce the new speech kids into what a meet is like,” Sophomore Hailie Nicholson said. “It went pretty well and even if not everyone placed, I think everyone enjoyed their time there.”

Placements from the meet included the Taylea Mills ’19 placing 6th in varsity Serious Prose; Nicholson placing 4th in novice Poetry; Alex Buxton ’22 placing 2nd in novice Humorous Prose; and the OID, comprised of Mills, Jayson Klaumann ’19, Michaela Buchli ’19, and Lauren Patton ’20 placing 5th in varsity Oral Interpretation of Drama.

“After Adams Central, I’m feeling more confident in myself and I feel like it’s going to be good,” Buxton said. “I definitely won’t be as nervous going into rounds anymore as I was going into my first round at my first meet.”

The Fairbury speech team will be in action again at their home meet on January 12.