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FDSH speech team members earn top rating at state

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 32 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest on Feb. 27.

Twenty seven Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and moved on to the State Individual Speech Contest March 13.

Receiving Division I ratings were:

Bo Tracy: Storytelling — “The Day the Crayons Quit”

Brayden Schmieder: Storytelling — “Kate Shelley”

Sol Birkey: Storytelling — “The Masque of the Red Death”

Joey Kelley: Solo Musical Theater — “Why God Why?”

Maddy Vinchattle: Solo Musical Theater — “Pretty Funny”

Reagan Black: Solo Musical Theater — “The Song That No One Likes”

Lilly Johnson: Solo Musical Theater — “Naughty”

Michael Wagner: Solo Musical Theater — “Good-Bye”

Grace Casciato: Radio News Announcing

Aaron Amhof: Acting — “The Glass Menagerie”

Gracie Miller: Acting — “The Towel Lady”

Josh Meier: Acting — “A Know-It-All in the Park”

Josie Novencido: Reviewing — “Dr. Frost”

Dennis Morgan: Improvisation

Ash Wacholtz: Reviewing

Valeria Cezares: Improvisation

Moira Buie: Reviewing — “Nailed It!”

Isabel Beekman: Poetry — “Butter to Knife”

Destiny Farhat: Poetry — “I See”

Malaney Butrick: Literary Program — “Teen Angst”

Britta McCollum: Poetry

Sydney Gebers: Prose — “Presumed Innocent”

Isabel Beekman: Public Address — “Every Child Deserves a Champion”

Josh Meier: Prose — “When Breath Becomes Air”

Amelia Rake: Spontaneous Speaking

Moira Buie: Prose — “Stone Butch Blues”

Sawyer Springer: Original Oratory — “Embrace Life”

Receiving Division II ratings were:

Nathan Beekman: Radio News Announcing

Victoria Pavik: Literary Program – “Emerging”

Lilly Johnson: Spontaneous Speaking

Ash Wacholtz: Expository Address

Dominic Berry: Prose

“Our students spent considerable time preparing their performances,” said Lindey Krug, FDSH speech coach. “It makes me so happy to see our students achieve such success for their efforts.”

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