Valley Speech Records 2 Critic’s Choice Awards At IHSSA All-State Festival
The Valley High School large-group speech program competed at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s annual all-state festival on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Iowa State Center in Ames.
Valley earned two Critic’s Choice awards following the day’s performances. The Critic’s Choice is selected by a professional in the specific field as the top performer in the state in that performance area for 2020.
- Solo Mime: “The Eagle Huntress: A Soaring Tale of Trust and Companionship”
Directed by: Amanda Pichler. Performer: Isabella Ksiazak.
- Musical Theatre: “Sweeney Todd”
Stage Manager: Isabel Lewis. Performers: Eric Amundson, Lanie Anthan, Connor Barnes, Ella Bishop, Chloe Edwards, Drew Peterson, Jack Renda, Mary Thomas.
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Additionally, Valley earned the E. Wayne Cooley Sweepstakes Award, which is given to the school with the most performing entries at the all-state competition. This year, Valley had 15 performing nominations.
Congratulations, Valley Speech!