Two speech groups selected for All-State

Friday, February 17, 2012
"Fads, Fashion amd the Famous" - Front row - Tyler Larson, Austin Delp, Jaden Holton, James Curbow, Jordan Schmitz. Second row - Ali Turnquist, Alyssa Turnquist, Kelsey Brake, Jill Buckendahl. Third row - Madison Meier, Kaitlin Brake, Chayce Glienke. Back row - Kelsey McGowan, Katie Turnquist, Taler Stanton. Inset - "Opps! One Too Many" - Madison Meier, Jaden Holton and Kelsey McGowan. / Lorri Glawe

For the speech student, being selected for the All-State Festival is the icing on the cake for all the hard work put in to make his or her speech entry the best it can be.

Alta-Aurelia has two groups selected to perform at the event which will be held Saturday at Stevens Auditorium on the Iowa State campus. A mime, "Opps! One Too Many" will be presented at 1:30 p.m. A Choral Reading, "Fads, Fashion and the Famous" will be presented at 3:46 p.m.

State results from the Alta-Aurelia's Large Group Saturday, Feb. 4 event:

Speech coach Brad Nesbitt will be retiring at the end of the school year, after having put in 35 years with the Alta district. His students honored him Sunday with a video, highlighting some of the many great moments through the years. Above he watches.

* Readers Theatre - I rating

"Battle of the Sexes"

Alexis Hernandez, Alexis Tuttle, April Goslinga, April Hase, Cory Ballantyne, Dylan Harms, Joe Napierala, Kelsi Snyder, Kerstin Tuttle, Lindsay Hall, Neil Marshall, Rachel Husman, Sam Styler, Sarah Freese, Sarah Miller

* Choral Reading - I rating

"Fads, Fashion and Famous"

Ali Turnquist, Alyssa Turnquist, Austin Delp, Chayce Glienke, Jaden Holton, James Curbow, Jill Buckendahl, Jordan Schmitz, Kaitlin Brake, Katie Turnquist, Kelsey Brake, Kelsey McGowan, Madison Meier, Taler Stanton, Tyler Larson

* Radio Broadcasting - I rating

Allyson Zarr, Ange Rehnstrom, Jared Schmitz, Michelle Ruby, Nate Ploeger, Steph Robbins, Taylor Stevicks

* Group Improvisation - I rating

AJ Lange, Austin Delp, Nathan Flaherty, Titus Letzring

* Group Improvisation - I rating

Jalen Henningsen, Jason Van Haaften, Joe Napierala, Tyler Larson

* Ensemble - I rating

"He's Having a Baby"

Ashley Peterson, Beth Carlson, Blake Suhr, Paige Sivinski, Rachael Arnts

* Ensemble - I rating

"Elevator Games"

Amber Gehrts, Lacie Sleezer, Ross Parcel

* Group Mime - I rating

"Oops! One too Many"

Jaden Holton, Kelsey McGowan, Maddison Meier

* Group Mime - I rating

"The Odd Couples"

AJ Lange, Chayce Glienke, Meri Kestel, Titus Letzring

* Solo Mime - II rating


Kira Mongan

* Group Improvisation - II rating

Ben Sand, Brett Stange, Jeff Carlson, Nate Titus, Spencer Bezoni

* Radio Broadcasting - II rating

Cody Cemeron, Fidel De Lao, Jenny Carlson, Jorge McDonald, Josh Baxter, Kade Lindback, Nick Radke, Trevor Cuthbertson

Freshmen Large Group

* Reader's Theatre - I rating

"Three Little Pigs"

Alex Larson, Brielle Kolpin, Connor Napierala, Grace Weiland, Jason Flaherty, Jenna Snyder, Katelynn DeRoos, Kirk Carlson, Matthew Swanson, Michael Swanson, Ross Friedrich, Zach Sliefert

* Group Improvisation - I rating

Connor Napierala, Jesse Boehmer, Zach Lukkes

* Group Improvisation - I rating

Jacob Berg, Kirk Carlson, Trenton Delp