OSAGE | On Saturday, March 11, several Mitchell County high school students will compete at the Iowa High School Speech Association State Individuals Events contest at Starmont High School in Arlington.
Students from all three Mitchell County high schools qualified for the state contest after receiving a Division I – an excellent rating – at their respective district contests on Saturday, Feb. 24 at IHSSA District Individual Speech Contest held at Riceville High School.
Representing Osage High School, along with their performance categories,
Jenna Plotzke, Storytelling and Poetry Interpretation; Macy Ott, Prose; Hailey Gentz, Prose Interpretation; Claire Sullivan, Poetry Interpretation; Seth Phillips, After Dinner Speaking; Joan Grimm, Public Address; Zach Duren, Radio News Announcing; Jillian Butner, Prose Interpretation; and Grace Mallory, Prose Interpretation.
Representing Riceville High School are Brian Lewis, Storytelling and Solo Musical Theatre, Renae Jensen, Storytelling and Literary Program, Callee Fair, Acting and Literary Program; Sierra Sullivan, Acting and Prose Interpretation; Morgan Drilling, Storytelling and Poetry Interpretation; Gabe Mueller, Reviewing and Prose Interpretation; Watson Fair, Prose Interpretation; Aubrey Orth, Storytelling; Ryan Larsen, Poetry Interpretation; Mercedes Leismeiser, Literary Program.
Representing St. Ansgar High School are Sarah Phelps, After Dinner Speaking and Original Oratory; Xavier Patterson, Poetry Interpretation; Bryan Schmidt, Expository Address; Harmony Clark, Public Address; Christian Eckard, Reviewing; Matthew Gilmore, Improvisation; Jade Thomas, After Dinner Speaking; Abigail Wold, Acting; and Tianna Charlson, Expository Address.