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FDSH large group speech team successful at state

Ensemble acting group selected for All State Festival

On Feb. 8, members of the Fort Dodge Senior High speech team attended the Iowa High School Speech Association State Large Group Speech Contest. They performed the 12 acts that qualified for state through the district competition last month. Eight of the acts received Division I ratings with one of them selected for All-State, and four groups received Division II ratings.

Division I ratings (*indicates All-State)

* Group Improvisation Team LAB — Kaleb Anderson, Jacob Laird.

* Group Improvisation Team CWP — Keiona Crooks, LaShae Pettigrew, Ashlyn Wacholtz.

* Choral Reading “Little Match Girl” — Cayci Bidleman, Josh Meier, Alex Dohrn, Bo Tracy, Reagan Black, Maddy Vinchattle, Isabel Beekman, Katelyn Ganzeveld, Gracie Miller, and Alaina Porter.

* Ensemble Acting “Iris of a Sparrow” — Josh Meier, Malaney Butrick, Jerri Evans.

* *Ensemble Acting “Children of a Lesser God” — Antavion Adams, Grace Champagne.

* One Act Play “Cinderella Wore Combat Boots” — Isabel Beekman, Anna Marxen, Moira Buie, Katelyn Ganzeveld, Akeylah Wilson, Joey Kelley, Dennis Morgan.

* Musical Theater “Singin’ in the Rain” — Joey Kelley, Cayci Bidleman, Cole Hamlow.

* Solo Mime “Rebirth” — Antavion Adams.

Division II Ratings

* Group Improvisation Team BLAC — Moira Buie, Chase Anderson, Rose Coppinger, Taishonna Ludwig.

* Short Film Hints — Chase Anderson, Anna Marxen, Ashlyn Wacholtz, Estella Moffitt, Keiona Crooks.

* JV Choral Reading “Olympics” — Grace Casciato, Kathryn Delaney, Dominic Berry, Julia Sande, Britta McCollum, Mikeal Campbell, Brayden Schmieder.

* JV Short Film “Rebellion” — Julia Sande.

“I am very proud of all our students who performed. The team had a great day at state,” said Lindey Krug, speech coach.

“We are thrilled to have Grace and Antavion representing Senior High at All State. It is such an honor for the kids to be chosen and will be an experience they will never forget.”

The All-State Speech Festival took place Feb. 22 at Iowa State University.

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