FDSH speech team successful at state contest

Seven students selected for All State Festival

Fort Dodge Senior High’s speech team had a successful showing at the Individual State Speech Contest, qualifying seven performances for the All State Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa on March 26.

Karisa Meier, Josh Meier, Courtney Cordle, Collin Ellsbury, Joey Kelley, Katie Parsons and MaKayla Pingel were selected to participate. They will join approximately 400 students from throughout Iowa at the All State Festival.

“Our kids were definitely rewarded for the time and effort they put into preparing for state,” Lindey Krug, FDSH speech coach, said. “I’m very proud of the results they all achieved. And, we’re so excited for the students who qualified for All State. It’s a wonderful honor for them and will be an experience they’ll never forget.”

The FDSH speech team qualified 33 performances for state competition. Twenty-seven of these performances received Division I ratings and six received Division II ratings.

Varsity Division 1 ratings

Karisa Meier — Solo Musical Theatre; Katie Parsons — Poetry; Adyson McKinney — Original Oratory; Justin Vaughan — Spontaneous Speaking; Kylie Portz — Prose; Courtney Cordle — Poetry; Jordan Martin — Reviewing; Dart Dohrn — Solo Musical Theatre; Malorie Tracy — Poetry; Jeannie Boro — Storytelling; Chloe Vinchattle — Acting; Anya Hamilton — Improvisation; Chris Hatton — Prose; MaKayla Pingel — Storytelling; Grace Champagne — Public Address; Olyvia Selby — Acting; Hannah Reynoso — After Dinner Speaking; Collin Ellsbury — Solo Musical Theatre; Antavion Adams — Expository Address; Connor Bruns — Original Oratory; Keziah Henkelman — Literary Program; Alaina Porter — Literary Program.

Varsity Division 2 ratings

JR Brandt — Public Address; Baili Roberts — Literary Program; Haider Zaidi — Improvisation.

Junior Varsity Division 1 ratings

Isabel Beekman — Poetry; Josh Meier — Poetry; Josh Meier — Literary Program; Josh Campbell — Improvisation; Joey Kelley — Solo Musical Theatre.

Junior Varsity Division 2 ratings

Reagan Black — Acting; Isabel Beekman — Acting; Maddie Vinchattle — Acting.