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January 24, 2019 Mid-Prairie students compete in speech and drama
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Mid-Prairie High School Group Speech students competed at IHSSA District Group Speech Contest at Lone Tree High School on Monday, Jan. 21.

Three Group Improvisation groups received a ‘I’ rating, and will be going on to State Group Competition: “Vegan Meatloaf,” with Sydnee Griffin, Terra Richardson, Zane Novy and Madison Kelly; “Just the 2 of Us,” with Sierra Matthews and Gracie Lucas; and “3 p.m.,” with Evan Meader, Kai Leigh Purcell and Emily Marner.

Other events that received a ‘I’ rating and advancing to State Competition are:

Short Film: “Silentium,” written and directed by Dominic Helmuth, featuring Caleb Ferreira and Annessa Meader.

Ensemble Acting: “Ferris Wheel,” featuring Evan Meader and Sierra Matthews.

One Television News Broadcasting: “WTTH,” written and directed by Lola Knight, and featuring Kyra Helmuth, Caleb Ferreira, Levi Stultz, Gavin Frascht, Marina Richardson and Jesse Ferreira.

One Act Play: “Check Please,” featuring Jesse Ferreira, Feza Matiyabo, Tyler Helmuth, Emily Marner, Gavin Frascht, Kyra Helmuth, Eli Van Roekel, Aubrey Fay, Ethan Bontrager, Elizabeth Meader, Lola Knight, Kelby Gingerich, Terra Richardson, Annessa Meader, Jesup Feuk and Chelsea Craigmile.

Readers Theatre: “Gnome Is Where The Heart Is,” featuring Byron Yoder, Elizabeth Meader, Colton Slabaugh, Avery Frede, Eli Van Roekel, Feza Matiyabo, Ingrid Gingerich and Olivia Quinby.

Receiving a rating of ‘II’ were:

Group Mime: “Breathless,” featuring Gracie Lucas, Madi Linnell, Gabi Knepp, Tobi Knepp, Jesi Donaldson, Avery Frede and guest director Mackenzie Beam.

Musical Theatre: “Mary Poppins,” featuring Cooper Thomas, Liv Caskey, Ethan Bontrager, Kai Leigh Purcell and Sydnee Griffin.

Ensemble Acting: “Slop Culture,” featuring Dominic Helmuth, Levi Stultz, Emily Swartzentruber and Marina Richardson.

State Group Speech Contest will be Saturday, Feb. 2 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School.

Coaches are Christine Meader and Natalie Silbaugh.

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