March 26, 2021

On March 24th, 13 individual speech participants were selected as All-State performers, tying the record for the largest number of students nominated for individual speech in Decorah High School’s history.  The students were coached by Molly Holkesvik, Gabriel Twedt, Carrie Kauffman, Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks, and Cydney Weitzel.

Although the All-State Festival has been canceled for this year, all students selected to All-State will receive a medal and recognition.

The following students’ performances were selected as receiving All-State honors:

Acting: Tyler Irwin

After Dinner Speaking: Kendra Bigler

After Dinner Speaking (9th grade): Nathaniel Roberts

Expository Address: Clara Rooney

Original Oratory: Sofie Grouws and Leila Johnson

Prose: Amanda Kavan

Public Address: Jake Magner

Radio News Announcing (9th grade): Simon Kutz

Solo Musical Theater: Amber Hussain and Dylan Muhlbauer

Spontaneous Speaking: Landan Folkedahl and Anya Lovstuen

All-State Ind Speech 21
Front row (l-r): Leila Johnson, Amber Hussain, Amanda Kavan, Anya Lovstuen, Jake Magner, Simon Kutz
Back row (l-r): Sofie Grouws, Kendra Bigler, Clara Rooney, Tyler Irwin, Nat Roberts, Dylan Muhlbauer, Landan Folkedahl