Saturday was the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Individual Events District Contest, and the high schools in Guthrie County were well represented.

Adair – Casey / Guthrie Center had students participate in 19 events, with nine receiving a District I Rating and advancing to the State Contest. Students from Panorama took part in eight events, and all of them will be moving on, having received Division I Ratings, while of West Central Valley’s two competitors, one will advance to the state Contest. A list of students and the events they competed in can be found in this story online. The IHSSA State Contest will take place March 9th at Adel-De Soto-Minburn High School in Adel.

District I Ratings
Lilah Heinz—Lit Program and Poetry
Caydence Boals—Storytelling
Owen Dinkla—Musical Theatre
Allison Drake—Acting
Shyann Young—Prose
Elizabeth Gonzalez—Original Oratory
Elizabeth Baughman—Poetry
Natalie Kent—Expository Address
Addison Laughery—Acting

District II Ratings
Caydence Boals—Lit Program
Andrew Mahaffey—Musical Theatre
Blakely Buttler—Poetry
Allie DeWitt–Original Oratory
Lucy Knutter—Improv and Original Oratory
Bee Oldes—Lit Program
Montana Douglas—Prose
Owen Dinkla—Spontaneous Speaking

District I Ratings
Riley Gibson- Poetry and Acting
Taylin Woolheater- Poetry and Solo Musical Theater
Anna Thompson- Storytelling and After Dinner Speaking
Avery Bahrenfuss- Storytelling
Emme Hardisty- Solo Musical Theater

West Central Valley
District I Rating
Alison Egger – Literary Program

District II Rating
Alayna Cather – Solo Musical Theater