Approximately 110 Decorah High School students will make the trip to Ames on February 19th to perform at the All-State Speech Festival at the Iowa State Center on the ISU campus. 10 groups received outstanding ballots and received a nomination to be part of the festival, which will include performances by the best speech students from across the state of Iowa. Complete results and programs can be found on the IHSSA website at www.ihssa.org.
DHS Varsity speech groups receiving performance nominations were readers theater, choral reading, one-act play, one ensemble acting, two musical theaters, and television news. Cast lists for those groups are as follows:
Readers Theater directed by Lisa Roberson "Lingoland" Eliza Betteridge, Erica Bjelland, Lindsey Bohr, Emma Breitenstein, Bethany Davidson, Carolina Diefelt-Streese, Pearl Faldet, Allison Fretheim, Jonathan Knudson, Aaron Kvale, Cody Michel, Katinka Ramburg, Rachel Rattenborg, Liz Shroyer, and Jonathon Winter
Choral Reading directed by Molly Holkesvik assisted by Randi-Kate Canoy "Our 2 Cents" Lucas Blekeberg, Grace dambke, Ethan Hougen, Gabriel Eide, Addie Hansen, Liz Hovden, Devon Hovey, Brittnay Hudson, Erin Jones, Tessa Kraus, Kendra Larsen, Bre Pierce, Paige Rustad, Andrew Storlie, and Colin Zidlicky
One-Act Play directed by Thomas Houdek assisted by Martin Stalberger "The Other Room" Gabriel Eide, Sarah Hammel, Marlon Henriquez, Gabriel Smith, Madi Johansen, John Werner, and James Ostlie
Ensemble Acting directed by Janelle Keune "Women Must Weep" Rose Reed-Maxfield, Madi Johansen, Kasi Misseldine, Ida Rotto, Bethany Davidson, and Johanna Olson
Musical Theater directed by Lisa Roberson and Thomas Houdek "Beauty and the Beast" James Ostlie, Sarah Hammel, Sarah Brandt, Bjorn Gowdy-Jaehnig, Kayla Peterson, and Claire Breitenstein
Musical Theater directed by Lisa Roberson and Thomas Houdek "How to Succeed in Musical Theater" Aaron Kvale, Allison Fretheim, Isabela Rosales, Michael Eastwood, Gavyn Samuelson, and Krista Fretheim
Television Newscasting directed by Molly Holkesvik "KOVE" Abby Meirick, Alex Carney, Alice Gullekson, Ashlie Pool, Bjorn Gowdy-Jaehnig, Bre Pierce, Briana Carolan, Claire Breitenstein, Eliza Betteridge, Emily Markee, Emma Blanchard, Emma Breiteinstein, Ethan Hougen, Hannah Bernatz, Hannah Leeper, Hans Holkesvik, Jackie Hoyme, Joy Drow, Julia Bishop, Kaite Ott, Kelsey Einck, Kilah Hemesath, Kirsten Arneson, Kylie Kozelka, Kylie Kruse, Laura Francois, Liz Hovden, Marea Holkesvik, Melinda Kirkeby, Montana McCabe, Katinka Ramburg, Paige Rustad, Gavyn Samuelson, Sara Schloesser, Zach Schmelzer, Katrina Shindelar, Liz Shroyer, Paige Smutzler, Paul Sullivan, Kaitlyn Svestka, Sarah Tappe, Morgan Weis, Katie Whitehill, Kinsey Whitehill, Bianca Wilbur, and Kaitlyn Yahr
DHS Varsity speech groups receiving non-performance nominations included two ensemble actings and one group improvisation. Cast lists for those groups are as follows:
Ensemble Acting directed by Janelle Keune "American Women" Aubrey Ellickson, Maddie Grimm, Marea Holkesvik, Kiersten Jensen, Shana Kelly and Bretta Krieg
Ensemble Acting directed by Janelle Keune "Romantic Fools" Mitch Burggraf, Jenna Hrdlicka, Liv Ulring, Morgan Weis, Bianca Wilbur, and Emily Wilson
Group Improvisation directed by Thomas Houdek: Emily Wilson, Michael Eastwood, Erica Bjelland, Marlon Henriquez, and Scotty Hendricks.