Strong Weekend for Waukee Speech at State Competition

The Waukee High School Speech team is coming off a strong performance at the State Large Group competition. Waukee High School received 18 division 1’s at the State Large Group competition and two division 2 ratings. In addition, four groups received All State recognition and one of the groups will be performing at the festival on February 19. These groups include two Group Improv groups, the Readers Theatre “Those People” and the Musical Theatre “Play.” (Pictures to follow) 

The Musical Theatre cast includes: Arden Phan, Sam Nigg, Tatum Lowell, Ryann Coughlin, Drew Shortenhaus, Caitlin Como, Sophie Reed and Afton Prohaska.

Waukee Improv Teams 

Waukee Improv

Front Row: Katelyn Retzlaff, Rachel Marwedel, Isabel Decklever, Ana Bull, Coria Chaloupecky, Isabelle Meyer Second Row: James Bohnenkamp, Caelen Blume, Arden Phan, Cat Bower, Evan Horn, Noah Duff Back: Jaden Hogarty, Will Bower, Ayush Jha, Lohit Chawla


Choral Reading – “Dungeons & Dragons” – Division I Rating

Choral Reading

Back: Erica Maxwell, Clare Gaughan, AJ Bissell, Bridget Brennan, Colin Kiernan, Jahanvi Chawla, Emma Gaughan Front: Kira Moore, Avery Johnson, Emma Shortenhaus, Adelaid Brennan


Readers Theatre – “Those People”

Readers Theatre

Back: Lucas Haviland, Ryann Coughlin, Isabelle Meyer, Jake Pallister, Lilly Beth Froehlich, Brielle Baker
Front: Rylee Hatcher, Lavanya Vangapandu

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