OSAGE | On Saturday, Feb. 7, several Mitchell County high school students will be competing at the Iowa High School Speech Association 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 – an excellent rating – at their respective district contests on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Representing Osage High School, along with their performance categories, are Readers Theater – Bailey Simpson, Bethany Meitner, Isaac Breon, Jake Roalfs, Kala Rogers, Lucas Maakestad, McCown Leggett, Nathen Spitz, Riley Rodemaker and Sicily Williams; Ensemble Acting – Riley Rodemaker, Sara Murphy, Nathen Spitz, Lucas Maakestad, Kala Rogers, Emily Sullivan, Jake Roalfs, Matthew Klaes and Laurel Burrington; Choral Reading – Abi Arcinega, Aislinn Fox, Alexa Maakestad, Autumn O'Malley, Beth Valasek, Julia Ringhofer, Kallie Broderick, Matt Huisman and Rhianna Folkerts; Short Film – Matt Detmering, Morgan Grimm, Rebekah Sletten, Garrett Cole, Amber Schwarting, Beth Valasek, Aislinn Fox, Kallie Jo Broderick, Tayler Adams, Garrett Maakestad and Brett Zimmerman; Musical Theater – Matt Klaes, Abbie Miller, Sam Bellairs, Faith Meineke, Jessica Meier, Emily Sullivan, Bailey Simpson and Katelyn Maliszewski; Group Improvisation - Alexa Maakestad, Garrett Maakestad, Julia Ringhofer, Tayler Adams and Laurel Burrington; Ensemble Acting – Hailey Gentz, Claire Sullivan, Gillian Johanns and Macy Ott; Musical Theater – Macy Ott and Hailey Gentz.
Representing Riceville High School are Ensemble Acting – Samantha Miller and Madison Drilling; Improvisation – Hannah Cross, Kristian Schofield and Dillon Bucknell; Improvisation – Cole Holmen, Ben Swancutt and Mikal Percival; Radio News Broadcasting – Hannah Cross, Kristian Schofield and Dillon Bucknell; and Radio News Broadcasting – Nicholas Jensen, Morgan Kelley, Ben Swancutt, Mikal Percival and Cole Holmen.
Representing St. Ansgar High School are Ensemble Acting –Jade Thomas, Abby Wold and Erika Wold; Improvisation – Caylee Bartz, Kitana Freebury and Erika Wold; Improvisation – Jesse Bless, Michael Bless, Lindsey Debower and Tristin Kennedy; Improvisation – Chase Brumm, Kylie Juenger, Sam Riley and Bowen Peterson; and Radio News Broadcasting – Theo Baldus, Michael Bless, Rachel Hobkirk, Bowen Peterson and Gabe Walk.