Speech Team Finishes Large Group Season

Speech Team Finishes Large Group Season

Carley Hutson, Journalist

Saturday, February 2nd, students from all around the southeast district of Iowa gathered in Kennedy High School to compete at Large Group State Speech.


With categories ranging from improv to short film, everyone put their best foot forward in order to impress the judges and potentially move on to All-State, a dream all those involved in speech have in common.


The speech scoring process is simple. A one at Districts means the competitors move onto State, while if they receive twos or threes they stay home, and if a four is received it’s a disqualification.


At state competition, there are three judges watching the performances giving individual scores based on their own thoughts that are later averaged together as the overall score.


Prairie truly knocked the judges off their feet at Districts when ten out of the twelve groups entered, received ones, and moved onto State.


Out of those who moved on, six were given a one on their events and were ultimately eligible to move onto All-State.


These groups include the events: ensemble acting, three short films, one of which was produced by the 9th graders at Prairie Point, and lastly, 9th-grade readers theatre.

Not only did all these students offer an outstanding performance for the judges, but one group even received the high accomplishment of performing at All-State.


The short film, “Leave a Message,” produced by Caroline Sherman starring Nicole Adams, Trent Barden, Joanna Moody, and Conner Weyer, with music created by Cody Copeland-Damrow will be shown at All-State on February 16th at Iowa State University.