Individual Speech Students Receive Perfect Scores At State

The Pekin team on the back of a fire truck in a parade celebrating them moving on to state
Casey Jarmes
The News-Review

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Southeast Iowa Individual Speech State Contest was held at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids on March 9. At the state level, students are judged by three judges. Students who receive at least two I ratings and recommendations from two different judges move on to the All-State Festival. Students receiving perfect ratings of three Is include:


English Valleys

Keegan Burdick - Musical Theatre: “Screw Loose” from “Cry-Baby.”

Stacia Linder - Original Oratory: “Under the Influence.”


Kaleigh Adrian - Storytelling: “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Bella Earnest - Prose: “The Lunch Table” by Bella Earnest.

Bella Earnest - Musical Theatre: “Right Hand Man” from “Something Rotten.”

Alisia Brock - Storytelling: “Love You Forever.”


Wesley Davis - Prose: “The Day Dad Made Toast” by Sarah Durkee.


Students receiving two Is and one II, for an overall I rating, include:

English Valleys

Stacia Linder - Prose.


Lilian Buie - Musical Theatre: “As Long As He Needs Me” from “Oliver.”

Brinley Phillips - Musical Theatre: “The History of Wrong Guys” from Kinky Boots.


Other performances that received overall II ratings include:

English Valleys

Keegan Burdick - Solo Improv.

Emily Allison - Musical Theatre: “Beauty and the Beast” from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Elliana Patterson - Prose: “The Chaser” by John Collier.

Kaylynne Hoylman - Prose: “High and Lifted Up.”

Cyrus Morrison - Prose: “Death by Scrabble” by Charlie Fish.

Forrest Schott - Spontaneous Speaking.

Emma Pierce - Storytelling: “Scary Monsters Hate Red Socks.”

Rebecca Berry - Literature Program: “Legends of Music.”


Natalie Hamilton - Public Address “The Lady’s Not For Turning.”

Natalie Hamilton - Musical Theatre: “Lost in the Brass” from “Band Geeks.”

Kaleigh Adrian - Musical Theatre.

Michelle Jacobs - Musical Theatre: “Funny Girl” from “Funny Girl”

Ayla Banes - Solo Improv.




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