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FDSH Large Group Speech Team Successful at District Competition

January 28, 2019

January 23, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Fifty-eight Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 15 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest.

Eleven Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on February 2.  Receiving Division I ratings were: 

  • Group Improvisation – CJ Squared – Jacob Laird, Jordan Martin, Chris Hatton
  • Group Improvisation – FLACC – Destiny Farhat, Taishonna Ludwig, Chase Anderson, Josh Campbell, Keiona Crooks
  • One Act Play – The Substitute – Isabel Beekman, Cameron Larson, Maddie Brehm, Akeylah Wilson, Jerri Evans, Connor Bruns, Naima Nentele
  • Group Mime – Cinderella-ish – Jeannie Boro, Desi Pineda, Ash Wacholtz
  • Ensemble – Early Frost – Sydney Karr, Kylie Portz, Victoria Pavik, Gracie Miller, Reagan Black
  • Ensemble – Sociability – Grace Champagne, Alaina Porter, Josh Meier, Antavion Adams
  • Musical Theater – Finding Neverland – Mackenzie Sharp, Kylie Portz, Cole Hamlow, Austin Andrews, Cayci Bidleman, Macey Peterson, Jeannie Boro
  • Readers Theater – Finding Hope – Antavion Adams, Emily Asay, Kane Freeman, Macey Peterson, Joey Kelley, Nathan Hayes, Collin Ellsbury, Keziah Henkelman, Cayci Bidleman, Jamie Lennon, Annie Niemeyer, Olivia Selby, Chloe Vinchattle, Madison Vinchattle, Josh Meier
  • Radio Broadcasting – KOTRTN (Knights of the Round Table) – Jacob Cook, Nathan Hayes, Nathaniel Madden, Jonathan Madden
  • JV Choral Reading – Freshman Anonymous – Malaney Butrick, Katelyn Ganzeveld, Bo Tracey, Dennis Morgan, LaShae Pettigrew, Aliscia Habhab, Estella Moffitt
  • JV TV News – SNAZ – LaShae Pettigrew, Aliscia Habhab, Estella Moffitt

Receiving Division II ratings were:

  • Group Improvisation – MRCC – Maddie Brehm, Rose Coppinger, Cameron Larson, Connor Bruns
  • TV News – Nursing Home News – Jerri Evans, Akeylah Wilson, Leanna Black
  • Short Film – How to Get a Girl – Destiny Farhat, Chase Anderson, Josh Campbell, Josh Wunder, Hailie Miklo, Rose Coppinger, Ash Wacholtz
  • Ensemble – Lets Go Already – Isabel Beekman, Dalton Summers

“We had an outstanding day at District competition,” said Lindey Krug, FDSH speech coach.  “The students did a great job.  I’m very proud of their performances and look forward to State competition for those who qualified.”

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