The Ensemble Acting entry of Elizabeth Fuller, Josh Rodriquez and Christine Shipley was among five Southwest Valley High School entries receiving “I” ratings at the State Group Speech Contest in Ankeny on Feb. 8. Photo by J. Wilson
Southwest Valley took 39 students in nine categories to State Group Contest Saturday at Ankeny, and the Improvisational troupe consisting of Trevor Holbrook, Hunter Pontius, William Golden and Tom Wilson were selected to advance to All-State.
Five groups received Division I ratings, and four groups received Division II ratings.
"All in all, it was a pretty good day for us,” said Coach Pete Nett. “A couple of our entries got in some pretty tough rooms, score-wise, but in the end, I was pleased with how we performed in all nine of our events."
The improv group will perform with the state’s best at the All-State Festival in Ames on Feb. 22.
Division I ratings
-Group Improvisation: Trevor Holbrook, Hunter Pontius, William Golden and Tom Wilson
-Radio Broadcasting KPIG: Mikayla Dolch and Rachel Herzberg
-Ensemble Acting "Deliver Us Not": Josh Rodriguez, Christine Shipley, Elizabeth Fuller
-Readers Theater "This is a Test": Elizabeth Fuller, Allie Bronner, Kelsey Holbrook, Alex Holste, Ashley Boswell, Elizabeth Herzberg, Kendra Top, Renee Williams, Janelle Gibbler, Kaylea Weichman
-Choral Reading "Braindroppings": Evan Baldwin, Jerod Kubly, Chris Branan, Trevor Sorensen, William Roberts, Jake Burgess, Christine Shipley, Stefanie Johannes, Marissa Drake, Taylor Henkenius, Karsen Rattenborg-Boysen, Kim Hults, Bellamy Heaton, Kayla Hartstack, Mikayla Moore
Division II ratings
-Short Film: William Golden, Jake Wilson, Tom Wilson, Charlie Marina, Garrett Newton and Chris Hinterkopf
-Ensemble Acting "Cuttin' Line": Reily Hiles, Megan Shubert, Karsen Rattenborg-Boysen, Kaylea Weichman, Eli Newkirk and Alex Holste
-Group Improvisation: Bellamy Heaton, Mikayla Moore, Jake Wilson, Garrett Newton and Josh Rodriguez
-Group Improvisation: Ashley Boswell, Kayla Hartstack, Charlie Marina, William Roberts and Chris HinterkopfShare