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Xavier High School

Spotlight on: Lindsey Blair

Lindsey Blair is a senior at Xavier, and has been taking art classes since her freshman year. Q: Did anyone inspire you to get involved in art? A: I’ve always liked art ever since I was little, and my dad is big into art as well. Q: What are your plans for college? A: I’ve been accepted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but I’m not sure if I’m going there yet. Q: What is one of your favorite pieces you’ve made? A: A picture that features my two best friends: Brett Liss and Santana Segriff. Q: What art classes are you taking this year? A: I am taking AP Studio Art and Ceramics II.

This showcase at Xavier displays some of Lindsey’s artwork that she has completed during her independent study. Cassie Busch Photo Ashley Pudil A&E Writer

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Speech Showcase On January 14, Speech hosted their annual Speech Showcase to prepare for Districts the following Saturday, January 19. 74 students performed the shows they have been practicing since the beginning of November. They presented in front of their friends and family in the RegisLaSalle Theatre and choir room. “I love Speech because I am able to express myself through my performances,” junior Chris Bauer said. There are 16 categories ranging from Musical Theater to TV News Broadcast. The group is doing classics such as Grease and Annie. They are also performing the One Act Play Stranger Than Fiction and the Choral Reading Tell Tale Heart. “I’m in musical theater. I get to sing and dance, which is what I love to do,” sophomore Michaela Brown said. The Speech Showcase was

a dress rehearsal and a way for the different groups to see each other perform. “Many of the students involved in speech never get a chance to see one another perform-this way, they can,” English teacher Lisa Streif said. Streif is a speech coach along with Scott Davidson and Laura Travagiakis, who do not teach at Xavier. The students use the Speech Showcase as a way to prepare for Districts. At Districts, performers get the chance to qualify for State. “Speech helps build my confidence in front of a crowd,” junior Hannah Becker said. Xavier Speech will be going to Monticello for Districts on Saturday, January 19. Payton Janney A&E Writer

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