All 24 Kee Large Group Speech members earn advancement to State Saturday ...

The Kee High School Speech program took 24 students (making up seven teams) to the District Large Group Speech Contest held Saturday, January 20 at Decorah High School, and all 24 of those students earned advancement to the State competition being held this Saturday, February 3 at Dubuque Senior High School. Ratings earned by each of this year’s seven Kee Speech teams competing at the District Contest include the following:

One Act: “Stopping at Ellis Island” - 1; Ensemble: “Yes Means No” - 1; Ensemble - “14 More Ways to Screw Up a College Interview” - 1; St. Mary Improvisational Acting - 2; Kolsrud Improvisational Acting - 1; Walleser Improvisational Acting - 1; Radio News: “ZZZZ 101.1” - 1.

Pictured above at this year’s District Contest are Kee Speech program members: Left to right - Front row: Seniors Austin St. Mary, Andrew Kolsrud, Cadan Evanson, Riley Troendle, Holden Welsh, Jack Schweitzer and Brendan Croft; Middle row: Assistant Coach Theresa Havlik, Ashlyn Mohn, Nyomi Jones, Regan Troendle, Ashlyn Henkes, Payton Becker, Zoey Timmerman, Summer Walleser and Head Coach Tammy Manning; Back row: Daniel Jones, Lilly Kolsrud, Addison Winters, Izzy Mettille, Isaiah Wagner, Izzy Hammell, Brendan Jones, Justin Wagner, Sawyer Gramlich and Gabe Mattson. Submitted photo.