All 38 advance to State! Kee High School Large Group Speech advances 11 teams to State Speech Contest involving all 38 participating students

Ensemble Acting - “Ouija Initiation” ... Left to right: Macy Manning, Alexis Johnson, Monica Davis, Jada Mitchell. Submitted photo.

One Act - “Selfie” ... Left to right - Front row: Allison Donley, Laurel Scott, Ella Strong, Rachel Walleser. Back row: Kyle Conway, Daniel Wagner, Nick Buege, Kellen Maddox, Owen Henkes, Dawson Sires. Submitted photo.

The Kee High School Speech program experienced a very successful day at the Northeast District Large Group Speech Contest hosted by Decorah High School Saturday, January 25. The Kee program had 38 students competing in a total of 12 different acts, with some students competing in multiple acts. A total of 11 of those acts, involving all 38 of those students, received Division I ratings to earn advancement to the Iowa High School Speech Association State Large Group Contest this weekend.

The State Large Group Contest for Northeast Iowa is being hosted by Dubuque Senior High School in Dubuque this Saturday, February 8. Participating acts will be vying for possible nomination to perform at this year’s All-State Large Group Speech Festival to be held at the Iowa State Center in Ames.

All 11 of Kee High School’s Large Group acts advancing to this Saturday’s State Contest are pictured below. All photos were provided by Kee High School Speech Coach Tammy Manning, who said she has had previous years where all participating students have earned advancement to the State Contest but never an entire group involving this many participating students.

Additional photos are available in the February 5, 2020 edition of The Standard. For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition by clicking here.

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