SL Speech students find success at State

Friday, March 19, 2021

Storm Lake speech students received 15 I rankings (11 straight Iís and 4 mixed Iís) in the state individual speech competition, held virtually on Saturday. Fifteen of the schoolís 18 competition entries this year advanced to State.

ďWhat makes todayís victories even sweeter, though, is how these young men and women stepped up and worked their tails off to keep our state contest running so smoothly. Their dedication to the team, both on stage and behind the scenes, is something I can never express my full gratitude for,Ē said speech teacher Sara Carlson.

Results: Straight Iís: Bailey Clipperton (Prose and Poetry), Davion McDaniels (Solo Musical Theatre), Rose Phiakhamta (Solo Musical Theatre), Carol Grace Riner (Literary Program), Hersh Singh (Solo Musical Theatre), Aysia Thammathai (Solo Musical Theatre), Bea Walker (Storytelling), Helen Wobbema (Solo Musical Theatre), Reed Wunschel (Public Address and Improv). Mixed Iís: Maliyah Jensen (Poetry), Ashley Montes (Original Oratory), Bea Walker (Poetry), Helen Wobbema (Prose).