Speech Students Advance to IHSSA State Competition
Valley Drama set a new school record with 23 entries moving on to state in the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Large Group Speech Contest. Each school is allowed to enter 23 events at contest. Valley Southwoods had nine of its 12 events also advance to state, while Walnut Creek Campus junior Gabe Mason advanced in solo mime.
Entries receiving a I rating at districts, which were held at Valley Jan. 25, advance to the state competition where three judges critique the performance for a chance to move to all-state where a professional artist will adjudicate the performances.