On Saturday, Feb. 3, several Mitchell County high school students will compete at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s State Large Group Contest at Decorah High School.

Students from all three Mitchell County high schools qualified for the state contest after receiving a Division I – excellent rating – at their respective district contests held on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Representing Osage High School and their respective categories - Group Improvisatison - Macy Ott, Jenna Plotzke, Seth Phillips; Group Improvisation - Chase Halbach, Mitchell Christensen; Group Improvisation - Savannah Williams, Corin Johanns, and Erica Nasstrom; Ensemble Acting - Hailey Gentz and Seth Phillips; Choral Reading - Joan Grimm, Desiree Chanel, Claire Sullivan, Gillian Johanns and Corin Johanns; Radio News Broadcasting - Chase Halbach, Zach Duren and Rafe Miller; Group Mime - Desiree Chanel, Gillian Johanns, Claire Sullivan; Short Film - Macy Ott, Hailey Gentz, Rafe Miller and Zach Duren; Short Film - Gwen Voaklander, Emily Maliszewski, Abbigayle Rodemaker, Grace Mallory, Jillian Butner, Kiersten Panovec, and Abigail Cockrum.

Representing St. Ansgar High School - Group Improvisation - Theo Baldus, Harmony Clark, Jade Thomas and Abby Wold; Group Improvisation - Christian Eckard, Jadyn North and Josh Staley; Group Improvisation - Matt Gilmore, Uziel Mendoz and Sarah Phelps; Musical Theatre - Shaw Hulshizer, Xavier Patterson and Bryan Schmidt; Short Film - Harmony Clark, Matt Gilmore, Shaw Hulshizer, Uziel Mendoza and Josh Staley; Group Mime - Theo Baldus, Sarah Phelps, Jade Thomas and Abby Wold.

Representing Riceville High School - Ensemble Acting: Callee Fair, Watson Fair, Gabe Mueller and Aubrey Orth.