Decorah High School’s individual speech participants—coached by Molly Holkesvik, Gabriel Twedt, Carrie Kauffman, Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks, Lyra McKnight, and Annika Krieg—competed Saturday, February 24th, at West Delaware High School in Manchester. Around 56 students participated in the contest. Out of Decorah’s 65 performances, 58 received I (excellent) ratings.

The directors shared, “Our students did an incredible job representing our school. They brought their talent, professionalism, and poise to district contest. We are so proud and excited to see what happens at state contest.”

State contest will be held at Hampton-Dumont High School on Saturday, March 9th.

Results for Decorah Speech Performers Grades 10-12

Receiving a I (excellent) rating:

Original Oratory: Kamryn Steines, Braunwyn Darrington, Klara Kelly

Public Address: Alex McGohan, Faith Meyer, Grace Blikre

Expository Address: Natalie Goodner, Lucas Hanson, Lily Sandhorst

Storytelling: Brynn Storhoff

Prose: Evynne Downing, Klaara Short, Luke Arendt

Poetry: Kathryn Kelly, Spencer Rix, Davis Coppola

Review: Bethany Hanson, Jensen Korsness, Elliana Brodbeck

Literature Program: Hannah Arendt, Annika Keefe, Evon Leitz

Solo Musical: Libby Phillips, Gwen Thompson, June Breitenbach-Dirks

Acting: Hayley Stowe, Julia Severtson, Miky Hiner

After Dinner Speaking: Greta Jones, Andy Kruger, Ezra Vorvick

Spontaneous Speaking: Gabriel Hiner, Corina Timm, Nat Roberts

Radio News: Simon Kutz, Anders Lovstuen

Individual Improv: Joe Stammeyer, Caleb Johnson

Receiving a II (good) rating:

Radio News: Karmyn Bakken

Storytelling: Henry Weis, Ariana Albert

Individual Improv: Lexy Walker

Results for Decorah Speech Performers Grade 9

Receiving a I (excellent) rating:

Original Oratory: Ava Hanson

Public Address: Thomas Davis

Expository Address: Colin Thompson

Storytelling: Teagan Menke, Isis Timm

Prose: Grace Stockman, Emma Cline

Poetry: Grace Stockman

Review: Emma Cline

Solo Musical: Noah Potvin, Vivian Searcy, Colin Thompson

Acting: Margaret Hahn, Jillian Volz

After Dinner Speaking: Spencer Christensen, Noah Potvin, Olivia Volkmann

Radio News: Olivia Rissman, Oskar Swanson

Individual Improv: Thomas Davis

Receiving a II (good) rating:

Acting: Isis Timm

Expository Address: Margaret Hahn

Original Oratory: Vivian Searcy