AC/GC advances four acts to state speech

Thirty-eight Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center students competed in the District Large Group Speech contest at Perry high school on Saturday, January 21.

They competed in Choral Reading, Reader’s Theatre, Group Mime, Two Group Improvs, Musical Theatre, and Ensemble Acting. Four of the seven events earned Division I ratings, advancing to the State Large Group Contest on Saturday, February 4 at Valley High School in West Des Moines.

“While not everything went our way that day, I am so proud of our talented, tender-hearted, and wonderful AC/GC Speech family,” said Speech and Drama Coach Kelsey Moran. “What my students believe about themselves and the good they bring to this world will always be more important than a judge’s rating at a contest. If I have instilled this in the hearts of my kids, then I have done my job.”

Following are the results-

Choral Reading “Kindness”

Division I: Ellan Clay, Peyton Emgarten, Tabby Herron, Maggie Maas, Angela Martinez, Staci Penton, Keisha Peters, Nadine Sandoval, Klare Sheley, Wendy Soto, Donald Straw, Sam Vannatta, Hunter Vasey

Reader’s Theatre “Six-On-Six”

Division I: Vanna Ashby, Hailey Bates, Jennel Hanson, Mikayla Jackson, Chelsea Larsen, Sierra O’Brien, Sara Pauley, Leya Renshaw, Kelbie See, Samantha Sloss, Katelyn Thompson, Morgan Vaughan, JoJo Wood

Mime “Reflections”

Division I: Mikayla Jackson, Anna Lauritsen, Malena Rumelhart, Morgan Vaughan Group


Division I: Torri Husk, Peyton Kopaska, & Colt Smallwood

Musical Theatre “Addam’s Family”

Division II: Maggie Maas, Staci Penton, Keisha Peters, Ross Rumelhart, Klare Sheley, Donald Straw, Hunter Vasey Group


Division II: McKlain Jorgensen, Noah Nelsen, Ross Rumelhart Ensemble

Acting “Alice in Wonderland”

Division II: Justice Baker, Claire Chesnut, Regan Sheeder, Tabby Van Unen

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