The Washington Community High School speech team, led by coaches Lisa Stout, Erin Craig and Teresa Noe, braved the winter weather to compete in the Eureka High School speech tournament held on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

The students competed in a variety of events in which they ranked high. Their scoring earned them the champion title of the tournament, beating out many schools from around Central Illinois.

Taking the first place spot in varsity events were sophomore Ella Yocum, who placed first in both Humorous Interpretation and Original Comedy; senior Korian Chronowski in Poetry; and seniors Noah Fry and Ellie Blackburn in Dramatic Duet Acting.