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FDSH Large Group Speech Team successful at district

14 groups headed to state

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 15 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest. Fourteen Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on Feb. 6.

Varsity Division I Ratings:

• One Act Play — Crimes of the Heart, Isabel Beekman, Grace Casciato, Moira Buie, and Sydney Gebers

• Readers Theatre — Demeter and Persephone, Brayden Schmieder, Dominic Berry, Dennis Morgan, Anna Marxen, and Britta McCollum

• Choral Reading — The Lorax, Isabel Beekman, Nathan Beekman, Brayden Schmieder, Hannah Drummond, and Dominic Berry

• Ensemble Acting — Scent of Honeysuckle, Britta McCollum, Victoria Pavik, and Malaney Butrick

• Ensemble Acting — The Glass Menagerie, Josh Meier and Gracie Miller

• Musical Theatre — Sweet Charity, Gracie Miller, Maddy Vinchattle, Reagan Black, Malaney Butrick, Victoria Pavik, and Dallas Richardson

• Musical Theatre — Cell Block Tango, Sawyer Springer, Bo Tracy, Grant Harrison, Joey Kelley, Cole Hamlow, Matt Anderson, and Aaron Amhof

• Group Mime — You Are Not Alone, Reagan Black, Maddy Vinchattle, and Ash Wacholtz

• Solo Mime — Moving On, Josh Meier

• Short Film — 3:10 to Showtime, Ash Wacholtz, Moira Buie, Mikael Campbell, Dennis Morgan, and Valeria Cazares

• Group Improvisation — Team JKM, Jacob Marxen, Nathan Beekman, Mikael Campbell

Junior Varsity Division I Ratings:

• Choral Reading: Twas the Night Before Contest, Sol Birkey, Logan Hamilton, Michael Wagner, Lilly Johnson, and Josie Novencido

• Group Improvisation: Team S&L, Sol Birkey and Lilly Johnson

• Short Film: Train Your Brain, Logan Hamilton and Josie Novencido

Varsity Division II Ratings:

• Group Improvisation — Team DJRV, Destiny Farhat, Julia Sande, and Valeria Cazares

“As it has been with everything else, Covid has been a challenge this speech season,” said Lindey Krug, FDSH speech coach. “If I have learned anything this school year, it is that our kids are resilient. Despite quarantines and illness, they really stepped it up and it paid off. I’m proud of them, the work they put in preparing for contest and the results they achieved.”

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