Large Group Speech
Below are the district and state competitions and results. Large Group Speech is guided by Mrs. Hakeman.
Districts Saturday, January 25, at Spencer
Group 1: Emma Chase, Noelle McCarthy, Jadon Poppinga, Joe Tilstra
Group 2: Luke Rasmussen, Gabe Kooiker, Beau Daniels
Group 3: Jay Waagmeester, Brevin Witt, Cole Hoogendoon
While You Were Sleeping Lauryn Holland, Jaina Groen, Anna Van Aartsen, Anna Warnjes, Matthew Langholdt
College Fair Grace Heimensen, Hayden Heimensen, Tatum Jensen, Isabelle Schneiderman, Lauren Langholdt
Matinee Madness Joe Tilstra, Jadon Poppinga
The Kindness Kid Grace Heimensen, Caden Wright, Emily Sides, Isabelle Schneidermann, Beau Daniels, Sydney Wells
Happily Never After Lauren Langholdt, Emma Chase, Cole Hoogendoorn, Sami Ebel, Noelle McCarthy, Emma Baker, Kylee Miller, Tatum Jensen, Sutton Schlumbohm, Jay Waagmeester, Kaylee Davis
Just a friendly reminder while watching the performances: NO recording or video taping of ANY performance without the approval of the IHSSA (Iowa High School Speech Association) Office. The recording of a performance can lead to disqualification for that group.
“Large Group Speech is a simple way to interact with people you don’t necessarily always do. I have formed friendships that I never saw could happen and I’m so thankful for that. When preparing, it may seem like you aren’t making any progress, but I promise it will all be worth it in the end. The early morning practices and all of the lines messed up and fixed are all contribution to competition day. Competition day is very overwhelming but when getting ready for a performance and the nervous butterflies that come in your stomach, that’s the best feeling. Then, when done with a performance you can look back and see how well it went and reflect on all of the progress made and the hard work put into all of this.”
~Written by CL Senior Liza B.