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On Saturday, Feb. 2, several Mitchell County high school students will compete at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s State Large Group Contest at Waterloo-West 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. 19.

Representing Osage High School and their respective categories - Group Improvisation - Seth Phillips, Jenna Plotzke and Zach Duren; Group Improvisation - Chase Halbach and Mitchell Christensen; Ensemble Acting - Seth Phillips and Zach Duren; Ensemble Acting - Joan Grimm and Emily Maliszewski.

Osage Large Group Speech Team

Members of the Osage High School Team who qualified for the state large group contest. Team members are (back row, from left) Mitchell Christensen, Chase Halbach, Seth Phillips and Joan Grimm. (front row) Zach Duren and Emily Maliszewski. (not pictured - Jenna Plotzke)

Representing St. Ansgar High School - Group Improvisation - Christian Eckard, Jadyn North, Josh Staley.

St. Ansgar Group Improv Team

St. Ansgar High School's Group Improvisation team will be competing at the state speech tournament. Team members are (from left) Jadyn North, Josh Staley and Christian Eckard.

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

Riceville Ensemble Team

The Ensemble Acting team of (from left) Gabe Mueller, Watson Fair, Aubrey Orth and Calle Fair will represent Riceville High School at the state large group speech contest.

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