For the first time in 25 years, Lyons Township students will advance to the speech state finals. Seniors Claire Meyer of La Grange and Jack McDermott of Western Springs qualified in Prose Reading and Special Occasion Speaking, respectively. They will compete at the Peoria Civic Center Feb. 20 and 21.
Lyons Township’s Sectional Tournament showing included eight events, four of which made it to the sectional finals. The last time Lyons Township had a student at state was 1988.