Week 6 at the Journal Star

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Manual High School students Brianna Williams, senior, and Brittnay Curry, sophomore, feel a pig heart before dissection on Wednesday as part of the Manual Science Enrichment Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The program is part of a series of interactive classes put on by UICOMP medical students designed to promote careers and knowledge in science and medicine among Manual juniors and seniors.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Manual High School students Brianna Williams, senior, and Brittnay Curry, sophomore, feel a pig heart before dissection on Wednesday as part of the Manual Science Enrichment Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The program is part of a series of interactive classes put on by UICOMP medical students designed to promote careers and knowledge in science and medicine among Manual juniors and seniors.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Karmen Toney, right, holds onto her daughter Gracie Smith as family and friends release blue ballons in to the sky during a rally to raise child abuse awareness on Saturday at the Tazewell County Courthouse in Pekin. Organizers are hoping to get a law passed requiring convicted child abusers to register with the state after Gracie Smith was abused last August.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Karmen Toney, right, holds onto her daughter Gracie Smith as family and friends release blue balloons in to the sky during a rally to raise child abuse awareness on Saturday at the Tazewell County Courthouse in Pekin. Organizers are hoping to get a law passed requiring convicted child abusers to register with the state after Gracie Smith was abused last August.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Maddie Pierce (33) of Richwoods is hugged by Tyler Brown, a senior at Richwoods, after defeating United Township, 57-42, on Friday at a Class 4A Regional Championship game at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Maddie Pierce (33) of Richwoods hugs Tyler Brown, a senior at Richwoods, after defeating United Township, 57-42, on Friday at a Class 4A Regional Championship game at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Mike Cosner, Loren Dallinger, Paul Tolley and Ken Krancher of the Pride of Peoria Quartet prepare to sing to the grave of Vicki Elward, the wife of former barbershop quartet singer Don Elward, on Thursday at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton. The barbershop quartet has sung at the grave for the past 10 years to pay tribute to Vicki.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Mike Cosner, Loren Dallinger, Paul Tolley and Ken Krancher of the Pride of Peoria Quartet prepare to sing to the grave of Vicki Elward, the wife of former barbershop quartet singer Don Elward, on Thursday at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton. The barbershop quartet has sung at the grave for the past 10 years to pay tribute to Vicki.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Janine Stroemer, head coach of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School speech team, in Flossmoor, Illinois, listens through closed doors as her students practice on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Students from across the state competed in a variety of events, including Dramatic Interpretation and Original Comedy.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Janine Stroemer, head coach of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School speech team, in Flossmoor, Illinois, listens through closed doors as her students practice on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Students from across the state competed in a variety of events, including Dramatic Interpretation and Original Comedy.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Kate Tombaugh, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, sings to the judges on Sunday during the Midwest regional auditions for the New York Lyric Opera at Bradley University's Dingeldine Music Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Kate Tombaugh, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, sings to the judges on Sunday during the Midwest regional auditions for the New York Lyric Opera at Bradley University’s Dingeldine Music Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Limestone fans cheer for their team on Monday in a Class 3A sectional semifinal against Rock Island Alleman at Washington Community High School. Limestone defeated Rock Island Alleman 49-33.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Limestone fans cheer for their team on Monday in a Class 3A sectional semifinal against Rock Island Alleman at Washington Community High School. Limestone defeated Rock Island Alleman 49-33.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Quinn Doubleday, 6, of Peoria tests her strength with a device that measures force and torque on Sunday during Engineering Day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Visitors learned about the engineering field through hands-on activities, exhibits, demonstrations and videos.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Quinn Doubleday, 6, of Peoria tests her strength with a device that measures force and torque on Sunday during Engineering Day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Visitors learned about the engineering field through hands-on activities, exhibits, demonstrations and videos.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Elizabeth Heuermann, general and artistic director for the New York Lyric Opera, Peter Randsman, New York-based opera agent, and professional opera singer Andrea DelGiudice watch as Kate Tombaugh sings on Sunday during the Midwest regional auditions for the New York Lyric Opera at Bradley University's Dingeldine Music Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Elizabeth Heuermann, general and artistic director for the New York Lyric Opera, Peter Randsman, New York-based opera agent, and professional opera singer Andrea DelGiudice watch as Kate Tombaugh sings on Sunday during the Midwest regional auditions for the New York Lyric Opera at Bradley University’s Dingeldine Music Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Manual High School students learn about cardiology from medical students during dissections of pig hearts on Wednesday as part of the Manual Science Enrichment Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The program is part of a series of interactive classes put on by UICOMP medical students designed to promote careers and knowledge in science and medicine among Manual juniors and seniors.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Manual High School students learn about cardiology from medical students during dissections of pig hearts on Wednesday as part of the Manual Science Enrichment Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The program is part of a series of interactive classes put on by UICOMP medical students designed to promote careers and knowledge in science and medicine among Manual juniors and seniors.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Freshman Taylor Yucus and junior Nick Hoffman of Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Illinois, help carry performance outfits on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Students from across the state competed in a variety of events, including Dramatic Interpretation and Original Comedy.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Freshman Taylor Yucus and junior Nick Hoffman of Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Illinois, help carry performance outfits on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Students from across the state competed in a variety of events, including Dramatic Interpretation and Original Comedy.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Limestone's Krysten Wallace (12) blocks a shot by Anna Wetherell (24) of Rock Island Alleman on Monday in a Class 3A sectional semifinal at Washington Community High School. Limestone defeated Rock Island Alleman 49-33.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Limestone’s Krysten Wallace (12) blocks a shot by Anna Wetherell (24) of Rock Island Alleman on Monday in a Class 3A sectional semifinal at Washington Community High School. Limestone defeated Rock Island Alleman 49-33.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Bradley student Ricardo Recendez adds sand in a bucket to test the strength in a paper bridge competition on Sunday during Engineering Day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Visitors learned about the engineering field through hands-on activities, exhibits, demonstrations and videos

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Bradley student Ricardo Recendez adds sand in a bucket to test the strength in a paper bridge competition on Sunday during Engineering Day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Visitors learned about the engineering field through hands-on activities, exhibits, demonstrations and videos.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Maddie Pierce (33) of Richwoods holds up a winning trophy as the rest of her team celebrates after defeating United Township, 57-42, on Friday at a Class 4A Regional Championship game at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Maddie Pierce (33) of Richwoods holds up a winning trophy as the rest of her team celebrates after defeating United Township, 57-42, on Friday at a Class 4A Regional Championship game at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Sophomore Hannah Auten of Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Illinois, puts on make up after her performance on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Students from across the state competed in a variety of events, including Dramatic Interpretation and Original Comedy.NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Sophomore Hannah Auten of Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Illinois, puts on make up after her performance on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Students from across the state competed in a variety of events, including Dramatic Interpretation and Original Comedy.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Calvin Tran, right, of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, waits to perform for his first time on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Calvin Tran, right, of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, waits to perform for his first time on Friday at the Illinois High School Association State Speech Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Kate Tombaugh, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, sings to the judges on Sunday during the Midwest regional auditions for the New York Lyric Opera at Bradley University's Dingeldine Music Center.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Kate Tombaugh, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, sings to the judges on Sunday during the Midwest regional auditions for the New York Lyric Opera at Bradley University’s Dingeldine Music Center.

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