WHS Speech has a Banner Season

Friday, April 3, 2015
All-State Group Improv - Braydon Clyde, Levi Murphy and Caleb Claycamp are holding Coach James De Vos.

The Washington High School Speech team, coached by James and Jaylene De Vos and Heather DeBey had a record year for 2014-15.

There were 93 students involved in Large Group Speech, and 26 students were involved in Individual Speech. Of these groups and individuals, there were many successful performances.

In Large Group Speech 19 Varsity groups went to District competition and 14 Varsity groups performed at State Competition. There were seven Freshmen Large groups at District competition.

All-State Individual Speech - Pictured are (front) Libby Peterson - Solo Musical Theatre; Kennedy Bragg - Acting; and Miranda Liebsack - Literary Program; (second row) Levi Murphy - After Dinner Speaking; Braydon Clyde - Prose; Jacob Kindwall - Radio News; and Caleb Claycamp - Prose, Individual Improv; (third row) Glenn Zimmer - Literary Program; and Austin Hamilton'Radio News.

The freshmen also had three groups perform at State competition. Four of the Varsity large groups moved on to the All-State Festival in Ames, Iowa.These Varsity groups included TV News, Group Improvisation, Readers Theatre, and Solo Mime.

The individual season was also extremely successful as 26 students were involved in Individual Speech. There were 28 Varsity entries that went to District contest and 22 moved on to State competition. There were seven Freshmen entries that went to District contest and five moved on to State contest.

At State competition, 21 students received I ratings. Nine students and ten entries moved on to the Individual All-State Festival in Cedar Falls.

All-State Solo Mime - Aangel Stevens was recognized as an All State Solo Mime performer.

The coaches thank the students and their parents for all their hard work and impressive dedication.

Students spent countless hours working to perfect their performances and talents, and this work has paid off with a fun and successful year.

Officers - The 2015-16 Speech Officers at Cherokee Washington High School are Kaely Hummel, Abbie Plum, Glenn Zimmer, Braydon Clyde and Caleb Claycamp. Not Pictured: Shayla Harger. The 2014-15 officers are: Jacob Kindwall, Kennedy Bragg, Breeana De Vos, Kortney Johnson and Libby Peterson.
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