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SLHS receives state speech honors

Thursday, March 21, 2002

The Storm Lake High School Speech Team had 27 entries at the state contest held last weekend at Sibley-Ocheyden.

Nineteen received an overall "I" rating. Eight received a "II."

Three students were selected to perform at the All State Festival, which will be April 8 at the University of Northern Iowa.

Cindy Hernandez will perform in two events, poetry and storytelling. This is the first time in 14 years a freshman has earned All State in two events.

Freshman Staci Khunes earned All State in storytelling.

Sophomore Jennifer Lickteig earned All State in literary program. She was also a Large Group All State performer in solo mime.

Only 400 All State speakers are chosen from the 14,000 that compete across the state. One-hundred are from Northwest Iowa.

Other results from last Saturday's competition include:

Freshmen - Abby Diehl, acting I, prose I; Emma Fikkert, literary program I, storytelling II; Patrick Kelly, prose I; Olivia Piercy, acting I; and Jamie Quintanilla, prose II.

Sophomores - Sammy Evans, storytelling I, after dinner II; Sara Fitzpatrick, poetry I; Natalie Gamache, prose I, radio news I; Heidi Germann, radio news II, improv acting I; Rachel Hustedt, spontaneous speaking II, expository address II; Christina Otto, prose I; Ryan Schultz, after dinner II; Collin Taphorn, public address I; and Heather Warner, prose I.

Juniors - Beth Kirpalani, acting II; and Erin Taphorn, storytelling I.

Seniors - Sara Hawkins, literary program I.

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