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Decorah HS speech students do well at Individual State Speech

Posted: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 8:23 AM

Out of Decorah High School 's 39 performances at the Individual State Speech Contest held at Starmont High School on Saturday, 31 received top ratings.  Of the 31 Division I ratings, 15 received straight I ratings from their judges. 

All-State nominations will be posted late Monday afternoon on the Iowa High School Speech Association website at  The Individual All-State Festival will be held Monday, March 26th, at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Decorah High School 10th - 12th graders receiving a I rating:
Improvisational Acting Josh Nierengarten, Sawyer VandenBrink
Solo Musical Theater Avery Dugger
Radio News Evie Holyoake, Anna Hanson
Review Ella Runestad
Public Address Owen Burgdorf-Hibbs, Abby Trewin
Original Oratory Sydney Landstrom, Klara Thompson
After Dinner Speaking Jenna Galligan, Maillie McCabe
Poetry Madilyn Fahey
Prose Jordan Sabanish
Acting Sarah Mumford, Jordan Hussain
Expository Address Ian Smith, Luke Stock
Literary Program Emma Fretheim
Storytelling Evie Holyoake

Other Participants:
Prose Hallie Johnson
Poetry Isabelle Elwood

Decorah High School 9th graders receiving a I rating:
Acting Storme Barr, Amber Hussain
Review Noah Lovelace
Poetry Sarah Pedlar
Radio News Alysa Hanson, Abby Hanson
Solo Musical Cooper McElree, Ally Bouska, Amber Hussain
After Dinner Gabriel Anderson
Storytelling Cooper McElree

Other Participants:
After Dinner Abby Hanson
Storytelling Grace Thompson
Public Address Asha Merritt
Poetry Asha Merritt, Mya Numedahl
Acting Sophie Grouws