Approximately 60 Decorah High School students have been selected to make the trip to the All-State Speech Festival at Iowa State on Saturday.
Ten DHS speech groups received a nomination to be part of the festival, which will include performances by the best speech students from across the state of Iowa.
Of those ten entries, six have won the right to perform at the upcoming All-State Speech Festival at UNI, while the other four have been recognized, but will not perform.
The speech groups honored were:
READERS THEATRE (PERFORMING)
Readers Theatre directed by Gabe Twedt "Action News: Now With 10% More Action" Parker Beard, Erica Bjelland, Jemel Bostic, Emma Breitenstein, Grace Dambek, Oran Deen-Lester, Rosa Gregorie, Dylan Henning, Jenna Hrdlicka, Kelly Minear, Daniel Rinaldelli, Mackenzie Schaeffer, Elizabeth Shroyer, Kinsey Whitehill, Katherine Whitehill.
ENSEMBLE ACTING (PERFORMING)
Ensemble Acting directed by Janelle Keune "When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet" Mitchell Burggraf, Timothy DeVore, Lukas Goebel, Ethan Hougen, Thomas Knobbe, Anders Wahlberg
ENSEMBLE ACTING (9TH GRADE-PERFORMING)
Ensemble Acting directed by Elizabeth Shroyer and Liv Ulring "Bob's Date" Charles Baldwin, Simon Cropp, Paul Fadness, Connor Freeman, Molly Hovden, Shelby Stalberger
SOLO MIME (PERFORMING)
Solo Mime directed by Molly Holkesvik "Pizza Face" Colin Zidlicky
MUSICAL THEATRE (PERFORMING)
Musical Theatre directed by Thomas Houdek "Newsies" Connor Gossman, Bjorn Gowdy-Jaehnig, Jacob Kvale, James Ostlie, Michael Peter, Drew Schwartz
RADIO BROADCASTING (PERFORMING)
Radio broadcasting directed by Gabe Twedt "KOWS" Parker Beard, Hans Holkesvik, Morgan Ihde, Max Kemp, McKinleigh McCabe, Jordan Schaller, Lindsay Vande Lune
ONE ACT PLAY (NON-PERFORMING)
One-Act Play directed by Thomas Houdek "Running Upstream" Grace Dambek, Gabriel Eide, Bjorn Gowdy-Jaehnig, Marea Holkesvik, Bretta Krieg, Jacob Kvale, Peter Lillibridge, James Ostlie, Michael Peter, Isabela Rosales, Sara Schloesser, Drew Schwartz, Kaitlin Yahr
ENSEMBLE ACTING (NON-PERFORMING)
Ensemble Acting directed by Janelle Keune "Confessions of a High School Bathroom" Lydia Hayes, Marea Holkesvik, Jenna Hrdlicka, Clara Kittleson, Aidan Spencer, Liv Ulring
ENSEMBLE ACTING (9TH GRADE-NON-PERFORMING)
Ensemble Acting directed by Kiersten Jensen, Maddie Grimm, and Gabriel Eide "Courting 101" McKinley Eide, Linnea Kephart, Gable Lonning, Gara Lonning
GROUP IMPROVISATION (NON-PERFORMING)
Group Improvisation directed by Thomas Houdek: Alex Carney, Kylie Kruse, Zachary Schmelzer, Morgan Weis