Five years and counting, state champs…
and not a whisper about it at either the 99 website or the DGS website. Shameful, given the hours weeks months and months of hard work and practice that go into each members efforts on the speech teams at both schools.
At least Wikipedia gives them the cred they deserve:
It’s speech team has won thirteen state championships, more than any other school in Illinois. In 1997 it became the only team to win the speech state championship 4 years in a row, and in 2008 the only the only school to win that same title 5 years in a row.
Since 1985 DGS’ Speech team has won or placed second in state except for 1986, 1989 and 2000. If a sports team had won or was runner up at state with a record like that, imagine the hysteria. And these students did it not with brute athletic ability, but with brute skill and brute brilliance.
(DGN News has a report on their team, which finished eighth at state.)