Charles City High School sends all speech students to state

By Mariah McKenzie. |

FOREST CITY — Seven of Charles City High School’s eight speech groups that competed at districts this weekend are heading to the state competition, which will be Feb. 3 at Decorah.

Waldorf College hosted the district competition for large group speech on Saturday.

The first Charles City group to perform in the morning was senior Ashlyn Bauer and junior Ruby Peterson in their ensemble “Romeo and Juliet.” They received a 1 rating, which is the rating needed to move onto state contest.

The next group was the trio of freshman Makenna Jensen, freshman Rosie Baldus and junior Mariah McKenzie. They also received a 1 on their improv. The situation they drew was “dissecting a worm.”

The third group was an ensemble of two seniors, Elias King and Cameron McKenna. Their ensemble was titled “Inherit the Wind.”

The next group to perform was the sophomore sister duo, Lily and Emily Woodard with an improv performance. Their situation was “roasting s’mores in the rain”  for which they received a 1 rating.

Choral reading performed next but received a 2 rating and will not  be continuing on to state competition.

Seniors Gillian King and Ryan Wolfe performed an ensemble titled “A Doll’s House.” They received a 1 rating.

Seniors Gavin Connell, John Perez and Chris Campbell performed an improv with the situation “taking your son and his date to prom.”

Reader’s theater performed next and received a 1 rating.

All students who were a part of group speech will be heading to state contest. Go watch them perform Feb. 3 in Decorah.