FDSH speech team successful at State

Four students selected for All-State Festival

Fort Dodge Senior High’s speech team had a successful showing at the Individual State Speech Contest, qualifying four performances for the All State Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa today.

Rafi Lim, senior, was selected in Acting. Annie Laird, senior, was selected in Prose. Cate Hatton, senior, was selected in Expository Address and Chloe Vinchattle, sophomore, was selected in Public Address. They will join approximately 400 students from throughout Iowa at the All State Festival.

The FDSH speech team qualified 28 performances for state competition. Twenty-two of these performances received Division I ratings and six received Division II ratings.

Division 1 ratings

Antavion Adams — Poetry and Storytelling

Johnathon Brandt — Public Address

Courtney Cordle — Poetry

Morgan Cox — Original Oratory

Tristan Earnest — Poetry

Max Halligan — Acting

Anya Hamilton — Improvisation

Cate Hatton — Prose and Expository Address

Keziah Henkelman — Literary Program

Annie Laird — Prose

Rafi Lim — Acting and Expository Address

Karisa Meier — Solo Musical and Literary Program

Annie Niemeyer — Literary Program

Mary Perez — Original Oratory

MaKaylaPingel — Acting and After Dinner Speaking

Taylor Potter — Reviewing

Chloe Vinchattle — Public Address

Division II ratings

Grace Champagne — Literary Program

Lucas Durand — Solo Musical

Jerri Evans — Acting

Jacob Laird — Public Address

Hyunah Na — Radio News

Hannah Reynoso — Poetry

“The hard work and time our students put into preparing for State was definitely rewarded with the results our kids achieved,” said Lindey Krug, FDSH speech coach. “I’m very proud of all our kids. And we’re all so excited for Rafi, Annie, Cate and Chloe on their selection to All State. It’s a wonderful honor for them and a great way to end the speech season.”