Pella Chronicle


February 26, 2014

PCHS, PHS earns top marks at State Speech Contest

Both schools represented at All-State Festival

Pella Christian High School’s Large Group Speech team earned top marks at the IHSSA’s State Speech competition held at Linn-Mar High School on February 8.

Three events earned straight ones and one was nominated with Outstanding Performers, qualifiying them for recognition at the All-State Festival this past Saturday, February 22, 2014 on the campus of Iowa State University.

PC’s Readers Theatre performance of I Never Saw Another Butterfly qualified for the state wide honor. These students represent 35 Readers Theatre teams from across the state of Iowa, selected out of over 200 teams originally entered in the IHSSA Large Group events.

All-State Performers included in the Readers Theatre event are Courtney Griggs, Breanna Terpstra, Jenna Van Der Pol, Kara Zondervan, Anna Burg, Karla De Bruin, Emmalyne Farwell, and Jalayna Morgan. This is the third time in four years a Readers Theatre team from PC has been nominated for All-State.

Pella Christian also received straight ones in their One-Act, The 11th, and their Choral Readers, Fatality, which also qualified for State competition. A PC Improv team received a two at State.

A total of 29 students competed with Pella Christian’s Speech Team this year, under the direction of Marlo Van Peursem and Lisa Van Gilst.

The Iowa High School Speech Association governs speech competition in Iowa with 487 member schools. Approximately 40,000 Iowa high school students participate in Speech events each year.

Pella High School had a total of three groups of All-Staters.

Two groups were non-performing and one group is performing.

Non performing All Staters included Group Improvisation with Nathan Clayberg, Jack Parisee, Greg Frommelt and Aaron Van Maanen. Musical Theatre (Young Frankenstein) included Tom Palmer, Nathan Clayberg, Greg Frommelt, Aaron Van Maanen and Claire Anderson

Performing All State were Readers Theatre (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]) with Colin Jones, Eleanor Witt, Devin McCain and Kody Beller.

Text Only
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide