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Academic Teams and Competitions

Speech and Debate

If you enjoy public speaking, acting, competition and traveling and would like the chance to earn a scholarship, the Lancer Speech Team is the place for you! The team competes regionally and consistently wins statewide and national awards.


Lynn Harper, Director of Forensics
(847) 543-2558


Career and technical program students can compete in more than 90 different skills contests at the state and national level through SkillsUSA (links to CLC students from the CAD drafting, web design and CNC programs have won gold and silver medals at nationals, and two students have won $20,000 scholarships.


Professor Tina Ye
(847) 543-2625

Skyway Conference Competitions

Through the Skyway Conference, you can travel and participate in festivals and competitions in writing, jazz, art and other areas. Visit for more information.