Mrs. Zuetlau is in charge of the speech program at Algona High School. Currently the large group speech students have been working hard in school and at evening practices. They were getting ready for Districts, which were held on Saturday, January 22nd, in Manson.
If their group received a District I rating, they advance to State on February 5th. If they receive a District I rating at State and are nominated, they can move on to All State in Ames on February 19th.
There are 22 AHS students involved in large group speech. They can compete in two different events. The events that they participated in are group improv, reader theater, and musical theater.
From Districts, on January 22nd at Manson NW Webster High School, two groups received a Division I rating. The one-act, “Stoke Static,” and the musical theater, “Songs of a New World,” both earned Division I ratings. These two will advance to State Speech on Saturday, February 5th.
At State, if they receive three Division I ratings and a judge’s nomination, they could advance to the All-State Speech Competition held at Iowa State University on Saturday, 19th.
This week, speech students will not only be perfecting their Division I rating pieces for State, they will be also starting their individual speech pieces. The first competition for individual speech will be held on February 26th at Newell-Fonda.