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Large Group Speech Students Compete at State

The Ankeny High School speech team participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) large-group speech state contest on Saturday, February 4 at Valley High School.  Two groups received All-State Performing Nominations and will be performing at the All-State festival at Iowa State University on February 18.  Eight groups received “excellent” Division I ratings, and three groups received “good” Division II ratings.   The speech coaches are Justin Schlicher, Nick Black, Jordan Bacon, and Cory Brooks.
 
The following groups received the “excellent” score.  Those marked with an asterisk will be performing at All-State.
 
*Short Film: “The Outlook”
Mason McGrew
Alex Herrick
Anthony Davis
Ian Zwaschka
Matt Bis
Emma Young
Jenna Sackett

*TV News: “XYZ Local News”

Mason McGrew
Ian Zwaschka
Alex Herrick
Scott Sallee
Emma Young
Matt Bis  
 
Group Improvisation 
Anthony Davis
Scott Sallee
Nathan Krusemark
Marshall Johnson

Musical Theatre: “A Moment of Empowerment”

Tiffany Waggoner
Taylor McGill
Taylor Kohn
Sara Kottra
Grace Hanley
Emma Feldhans
Alyssa Ivy

Musical Theatre: “Bromeo and Dudeliet”
JT Hooven
Zane Johnson

Choral Reading: “The Thin Blue Line”
Grant Bielecki
Katy Wohlford
Natalie Alleman
Abigail Bennethum
Nathan Krusemark
Colton Lammers
Zoey Vroman

Ensemble Acting: “The Odd Couple”
Allison Walters
Tiffany Waggoner

Ensemble Acting: “The Importance of Being Earnest”
Taylor Kohn
Emily Urban