Speech & Drama
There must have been quite a push and a great teacher or teachers at Eastern Illinois University High School in the 1940s.
Seven TOP-TEN Finishes in one eight year period during this time frame highlighted the success of the Eastern
HS Speech. Included in this stretch is the school's only STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in the Speech Individual Events Competition
Speech Individual Events
1941-42 Team Finished TENTH in STATE Competition!
Ruth Breen Serious
1942-43 Team Finished FOURTH in STATE Competition!
Dowler Orat. Declam STATE CHAMPION!!
1943-44 Team Finished NINTH in STATE Competition!
Bower Orig Oratory 2ND Place
1944-45 Individual Medalist
1945-46 Team Finished SIXTH in STATE Competition!
Mary Patton Verse 3RD
Jahala Foote Orig Oratory
1946-47 Team Finished FIFTH in STATE Competition!
Chester Adams Orat Declam 2ND Place
Joan Burkard Serious
1947-48 TEAM WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Chris Russell Extemp
Clark Orig Oratory 3RD
Norma Metter Verse
1948-49 Team Finished TENTH in STATE
Moore Orig Oratory
1949-50 Individual Medalist
1854-55 Individual Medalist
Park Verse 5Th
1946-47 Team Finished NINTH in STATE Competition!
1947-48 Team Finished SECOND in STATE Competition!
1953-54 Team Won District Championship
1947-48 Team Won Sectional Championship
Seeking Your Assistance
Charleston Eastern Illinois University High School should be remembered, and its accomplishments recorded, for all to
see and read. We are hopeful for some in-put from an Eastern High School alum or resident of the
area. As always, a photo of the school building is being sought. Items can be e-mailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also write to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631