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FDSH Successful at Individual District Speech Competition

March 2, 2019

March 1, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 31 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held February 27 in Fort Dodge.  Twenty-five Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Individual Speech Contest on March 9.  Receiving Division I ratings were: 

  • Antavion Adams – Acting – “Perfume”
  • Alaina Porter – Acting – “Muzzle for Table 3 Please”
  • Chris Hatton – After Dinner Speaking – “Grand Canyon National Park End of the Year Banquet”
  • Maddie Brehm – Improvisation
  • Josh Campbell – Improvisation
  • Victoria Pavik – Literary Program – “Flowers”
  • Sawyer Springer – Literary Program – “Sibling Rivalry”
  • Madison Vinchattle – Literary Program – “TBD”
  • Cayci Bidleman – Original Oratory – “Appreciating Freedoms”
  • Grace Champagne – Poetry – “Beginning, Middle and End”
  • Keziah Henkelman – Poetry – “I Quit”
  • Sydney Karr – Poetry – “The Loneliest Sweet Potato”
  • Connor Bruns – Prose – “The Lovely Bones”
  • Kylie Portz – Prose – “The Tale of the Three Brothers”
  • Isabel Beekman – Public Address – “Live to Learn”
  • Jacob Laird – Public Address – “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”
  • Collin Ellsbury – Solo Musical Theater – “Soliloquiy”
  • Olyvia Selby – Solo Musical Theater – “This Place is Mine”
  • Chloe Vinchattle – Solo Musical Theater – “Rose’s Turn”
  • Reagan Black – Spontaneous Speaking
  • Taegan Ekis – Spontaneous Speaking
  • Josh Meier – Storytelling – “You Are Special”
  • Katelyn Ganzeveld – JV Acting – “French Fries”
  • Bo Tracy – JV Solo Musical Theater – “Miracle of Miracles”
  • Malaney Butrick – JV Solo Musical Theater – “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely?”

Receiving Division II ratings were:

  • Joey Kelley – Acting – “Side Effects”
  • Cameron Larson – Improvisation
  • Gracie Miller – Original Oratory – “The True Beauty of Beauty Pageants”
  • Jeannie Boro – Prose – “There’s a Squirrel in My Coffee”
  • Austin Andrews – Public Address – “A Message to the Depressed”
  • Mackenzie Sharpe – Storytelling – “There’s an Alligator Under My Bed”

“The students did amazing,” speech coach Lindey Krug said.  “After all the time and effort they put into their performances, it’s rewarding to see our students achieve success.  I look forward to another great day at State competition.”

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