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MHS earns high marks at state speech


Pictured are state speech competitors from Marshalltown High School at the state contest in February 2 in Cedar Rapids. Pictured from left are, Coach Jocelyn Frohwein, Hay Htu, Nasteho Mohammed, Hay Oo, Jesse DeMeyer, Fynn Piepenschneider, Mung Piang, Carissa King, Eli Thiessen, Stella Roseburrough Borras, Phoebe Osgood, Trinity Snow Snyder, Ellie Draisey, Martha Diaz and Coach Grant Gale.

Marshalltown High School competed in the state large group speech contest on February 2 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. The team earned five Division 1 ratings including one entry which received all-state recognition and one Division II rating.

The all-state honor went to Carissa King and Eli Thiessen for their performance of “You’re the Top” from “Anything Goes.” Carissa and Eli will be recognized for their honor at the all-state speech festival on February 16 in Ames.

Below are all the MHS entries and results from the state contest held this past Saturday.

Earning a Division I rating :

Ensemble Acting
Unbreakable Friendship
Consisting of: Hay Htu, Hay Oo, Mung Piang, Nasteho Mohammed

Group Mime
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Consisting of: Phoebe Osgood and Stella Roseburrough-Borras

Musical Theater
You’re the Top from Anything Goes
Consisting of Carissa King and Eli Thiessen

Short Film
Words Hurt
Consisting of Fynn Piepenschneider, Casey Carl, Griffin Gorsuch, Matthew Waldon, and Phoebe Osgood

In Memory of My Great Great Grandmother
Consisting of Ellie Draisey

Earning a Division II rating:

Group Improv
Consisting of Martha Diaz, Trinity Snow Snyder, and Jesse DeMeyer