Congratulations to our Odell Grade School Students who participated in the IESA Speech Contest at Parkside Middle School in Normal on Saturday, November 10.  Their efforts for the event were rewarded five 1st ratings and two 2nd ratings.  Eighth graders Dalton Baker, Grace Mathus, and Neva Morris all received 1st ratings for their solo performances.  A duet performed by Haleigh Mabe and Grace Mathus also earned a 1st.  Haleigh received a 2nd for her solo performance.  Emma Reichardt, seventh grader earned a 1st for her first year at speech contest.  Fifth grades Tyler Drechsel and Max Reichardt received a 2nd for their duet performance.  The speech team is coach by Ms. Hanner.