On to State

District speech participants

District speech participants pose for a picture at their competition in Fort Dodge.

Written by: Caleb Helmers

The Algona High School large group speech team performed at the Large Group District competition on Saturday, January 25th, in Fort Dodge. The participants performed well, resulting in the Reader’s Theater, titled “The Answer is D,” and the Musical Theater group of “Dear Evan Hansen” moving on to the State competition. Both received a Division I rating. 

AHS students who are a part of the Reader’s Theater group are: Shari Lanus, Madison Nevitt, Hannah Meyer, Dylan Berte, Mihir Modi, Wren Menke, Harsh Modi, Tiffani Schutter, Ryan Merrill, and Cassie Beenken. The Musical Theater group moving on includes Caleb Hommez and Shea Thilges.  

Other participants at Districts include Caleb Hommez, Mihir Modi, and John Cox participating in group improvisation and received a Division II. Ryan Merrill, Harsh Modi, Dylan Berte, and Briana Frankl participated in group improvisation as well and also received a Division II rating. The Musical Theater group of Ava Roach, Madison Nevitt, Olivia Frankl, and Hannah Meyer performed “A…My Name is Alice” received a Division II rating. 

State speech will be held in LeMars on Saturday, February 8th. From State, if the groups are nominated, they will attend the All State Festival at Iowa State University in Ames on the 22nd of February.