MHS students qualify for state large group speech contest


Pictured are the state large group speech qualifiers from Marshalltown High School. From left, are Phoebe Osgood, Stella Roseburrough-Borras, Ryan Levis and Angel Hernandez.

Marshalltown High School competed in the Iowa High School Speech Association district large group competition on January 20 at Montezuma High School.

MHS qualified two entries and four total students for state including the group improvisation students Angel Hernandez, Ryan Levis and Stella Roseburrough-Borras; and the group mime duo of Phoebe Osgood and Stella Roseburrough-Borras.

Other participants from MHS at districts included: Osgood and Noah Mathis, who received a Division II rating in a new readers theater piece written by Osgood and MHS speech coach and teacher Jocelyn Frohwein; and Freddy Ross III and Sammuel Wilder who performed to a Division II rating in group improvisation.

Frohwein is head coach and Deshonna Garth serves as assistant.

The students who qualified for state will now look forward to that event on February 3 at Linn-Mar High School in Marion. Marshalltown High School will host the Southeast IHSSA individual speech contest on February 24.