DHS individual speech students perform well at Districts

Decorah High School’s individual speech participants—coached by Molly Holkesvik, Gabriel Twedt, Carrie Kauffman, Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks, Lyra McKnight, and Annika Krieg—competed Saturday, Feb. 24, at West Delaware High School in Manchester. Around 56 students participated in the contest. From Decorah’s 65 performances, 58 received I (excellent) ratings.
The directors shared, “Our students did an incredible job representing our school. They brought their talent, professionalism, and poise to district contest. We are so proud and excited to see what happens at state contest.”
State contest will be held at Hampton-Dumont High School on Saturday, March 9.
Results for Decorah Speech Performers Grades 10-12
Receiving a I (excellent) rating:
Original Oratory: Kamryn Steines, Braunwyn Darrington, Klara Kelly
Public Address: Alex McGohan, Faith Meyer, Grace Blikre
Expository Address: Natalie Goodner, Lucas Hanson, Lily Sandhorst
Storytelling: Brynn Storhoff
Prose: Evynne Downing, Klaara Short, Luke Arendt
Poetry: Kathryn Kelly, Spencer Rix, Davis Coppola
Review: Bethany Hanson, Jensen Korsness, Elliana Brodbeck
Literature Program: Hannah Arendt, Annika Keefe, Evon Leitz
Solo Musical: Libby Phillips, Gwen Thompson, June Breitenbach-Dirks
Acting: Hayley Stowe, Julia Severtson, Miky Hiner
After Dinner Speaking: Greta Jones, Andy Kruger, Ezra Vorvick
Spontaneous Speaking: Gabriel Hiner, Corina Timm, Nat Roberts
Radio News: Simon Kutz, Anders Lovstuen
Individual Improv: Joe Stammeyer, Caleb Johnson
Receiving a II (good) rating:
Radio News: Karmyn Bakken
Storytelling: Henry Weis, Ariana Albert
Individual Improv: Lexy Walker
Results for Decorah Speech Performers Grade 9
Receiving a I (excellent) rating:
Original Oratory: Ava Hanson
Public Address: Thomas Davis
Expository Address: Colin Thompson
Storytelling: Teagan Menke, Isis Timm
Prose: Grace Stockman, Emma Cline
Poetry: Grace Stockman
Review: Emma Cline
Solo Musical: Noah Potvin, Vivian Searcy, Colin Thompson
Acting: Margaret Hahn, Jillian Volz
After Dinner Speaking: Spencer Christensen, Noah Potvin, Olivia Volkmann
Radio News: Olivia Rissman, Oskar Swanson
Individual Improv: Thomas Davis
Receiving a II (good) rating:
Acting: Isis Timm
Expository Address: Margaret Hahn
Original Oratory: Vivian Searcy

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