The North Fayette Valley Large Group Speech team coached by Kari Straube, Denise Thompson, and Tracy Nuss participated in the state competition on Saturday, February 8 at Dubuque Senior High School. The following is a list of the teams that participated, their respective events, and the ratings they received:
Group Mime titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Cactus,” Zander Britt, Sage Matt, Ezra Solheim, Justin Kamaus, Korbin Yauk, & John Moellers, Division I Rating
Ensemble titled “At Home with Tess and Wanda,” Pauline Clark, Joey Shea, & Claire Britt, Division I Rating
Short Film, written & directed by Joey Shea, actors Jocelyn Kuker, Korbin Yauk, Kole Larson, Sophia Durnan, Thomas Clark, & James Halverson, Division I Rating
Readers Theater titled “Rapunzel Uncut,” Sage Matt, Weller Clark, Madison Clausen, Sophia Durnan, Abreana Kemerling, Jordan Johnson, Scott Buitenwerf, Division II Rating
Solo Mime titled “Splash,” Cassandra Moss, Division II Rating
The Group Mime “The Good, the Bad, and the Cactus” was awarded All State Honors and will perform at the Large Group Speech Festival in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, February 22. Three members of the team, Zander Britt, Ezra Solheim, and Justin Kamus, also performed a group mime at All State last year.