Students Selected To Attend All-State Speech

Sibley, Iowa — Several area high school students, including six from Sheldon have been selected to attend the Iowa High School Speech Association’s All-State Festival for individual events.
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The speech students received the honor at a state contest that was held in Sibley on Saturday. Students are rated by three judges and at least two out of the three have to nominate the student for the All-State honor.

The six from Sheldon are Rosa Gude in Solo Musical Theatre, Shane Madsen in Radio News Announcing, Jessica Karolczak in Expository Address, Addison Grant in Reviewing, Jacob Sandholm in Literary Program, and Ross Van Kley in Acting.

The All-State Festival will be at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 30th.

Complete listing of area students selected to attend:


Madeline VanVoorst, Literary Program
Matthew Hansmann, Public Address
Elizabeth Rankin, Prose
Kayla DeWeerd, Poetry

Gehlen Catholic
Michaela Bretey, Public Address
Megan Kellen, Acting

George-Little Rock
Jacob Dickmann, Acting

Harris-Lake Park
Morgan Eggers, Radio News

Joel Campbell, Solo Musical Theatre

MOC-Floyd Valley
Daphne Heimensen, Original Oratory
Aricson Knoblock, Acting
Aaron Rohrer, Improvisational Acting
Daina Howrey, Radio News
Cara Venema, Spontaneous Speaking

Rock Valley
Meghan Teunissen, Literary Program

Lora Lindberg, Prose
Marissa Pham, Original Oratory

Sioux Center
Courtney Woelber, Public Address

South O’Brien
Tristan Verdoorn, Improvisational Acting
Randa Karli, After Dinner Speaking

West Lyon
Micayla Ter Wee, Public Address

West Sioux
Shania Marienau, Solo Musical Theatre

Western Christian
Anna Christians, Acting
Aaron DeBoer, Radio News

For times and specific locations of performances, as well as winners from other areas of the state, visit the IHSSA website.



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