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
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
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