Greene Co students advance to state speech contest

Greene County High School will be represented by five groups at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s state large group contest Feb. 6 in Des Moines.

The groups qualified by receiving a “I” rating at the district contest at Ballard High School Jan. 23. Seven Greene County groups performed.

Advancing to the state contest are:

  • One act play, “Night of the Livid Dad,” Arthur Bardole, Naomi Long, Jordan Davis, Michael Kennedy, Kara Betts;
  • Ensemble acting, “Our Depression Speech,” Michael Kennedy, Kara Betts;
  • Readers’ theatre, “Flight 212 to LA,” Samantha Hardaway, Brittany Harmeyer, Haley Hall, Regan Lamoureaux, Naomi Mumuni, Lindsey Paulsen;
  • Musical theatre, “Candide,” Danielle Johnson, Aly Mathews, David Petersen; and
  • Choral reading, “Casey at the Bat (the Road Version/Joy in Mudville,” Kenna Marquardt, Hannah McConnell, Hannah Promes, Hannah Stein, Caiti Schaben, Taylor Harmeyer, Olivia Hansen, Maddie Schroeder, Emily Heupel, Laurin Lyons.

The speech team is coached by Kelley Gray assisted by Darren Jackson.

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