GOOSE LAKE – Forty-nine large group speech students, led by Jennifer Huling, Matt Bolahan and Rachel Pasker, represented Northeast High School at State Large Group Speech Contest hosted at Linn-Mar High School in Marion.
The team prepared 14 events in eight categories and earned five Straight Division I Ratings, three Overall Division I Ratings and six Overall Division II ratings.
“Students stepped up to the challenge of competing at the State level by accepting criticism from previous judges and their coaches," Huling said. "Their hard work was represented in their ratings and I hope many take this experience and use it to grow for next year.”
EVENTS EARNING THREE DIVISION I RATINGS
Broken Mind. Participants are Audrey Morris, Blake Thompson, Erica DeLarm, Ian Stetzel, Moira Murrell and Richie Edens
Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. Participants are Chad Williams and Isabelle Clarke.
KOLD. Participants are Breckin Heath, Jenz Bahnsen, Morgan Hines and Quillen Schroeder.
Level Up. Participant is Kerstin Shecterle.
The Note. Participants are Amber Friedrichsen, Aubreigh Machande, Camryn Kelter, Keidyne Machande and Santiago Bravo.
EVENTS EARNING AN OVERALL DIVISION I RATING
All Summer in a Day. Participants are Abbigail Moraetes, Antane Nelson, Beth Lamp, Clarissa Jacobsen, Dakota Wilke, Emma Ketelsen, Gracie Gerth, Katy French, Nolan Holdgrafer, Sierra Wegener, Valerie Spooner and Zebediah Cox.
Replay. Participants are Cora Leonard, Cora Wiersema, Grace Trenkamp, Morgan Hines, Paige Bauer and Taylor Flemming.
Shrek the Musical. Participants are Chad Williams, Garrett Kientopf, Ireland Knapper, Isabelle Clarke, Katelyn Howe and Laura Richards.
EVENTS EARNING AN OVERALL DIVISION II RATING
A Toothy Tale. Participant is Grace Trenkamp.
Don’t Worry About It. Participants are Blake Pataska, Kaleb Schneider, Kayla Kennicker, Keenan Bredekamp, Makenna Franks and Riley Anderson.
English Made Simple. Participants are Bryce Guilliams, Michael Mulholland and Valerie Spooner.
Group Improvisation. Participants are Blake Pataska, Garrett Kientopf, Jenz Bahnsen and Marcella Kientopf.
Isolation. Participants are Amber Friedrichsen, Erica DeLarm, Ireland Knapper and Miya Messerich.
P.E. is Required. Participant is Laura Richards.
The All-State speech festival will take place at Iowa State University on Feb. 17.