District Large Group Speech Results

Nine Groups Qualify for State

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Sibley-Ocheyedan large group speech team competed at the district speech contest. Twenty-seven contestants participated in ten entries in the competition.  Nine of these entries received a “1” rating (excellent) from their respective judge(s), while one entry received a “2” rating (good).

Groups receiving the 1 ratings that day included:  Group Improvisation – Garrett Atherton, Rocky Bushby, Gilberto De la Cruz, and Thomas Roth; Group Improvisation – Mackenzie Beyer, Jaydee Bremer, Jahlyn DeJong, and Elizabeth Jacobson; Short Film – “Droplets” – Garrett Atherton, Mitchel Groote, David Poppen, Thomas Roth, and Victoria Vande Hoef; Choral Reading – “368 Friends” – Camdyn Bechler, Grace Bevers, Samantha Dirks, Tania Martinez, and Kyla Schwager; Reader’s Theater – “The Black Cat” – Camdyn Bechler, Grace Bevers, Diana Sufle, Cora Rueter, Natalie Weber, and Sofia Weber; Ensemble Acting – “Demon Child” – Gilberto De la Cruz and Elizabeth Jacobson; Radio Broadcasting – “K.R.Z.Y.” – Mark Jenson, Alan Mejia, Ben Poppen, and David Poppen; Group Mime – “Dental Dysfunction” – Aiden DeZeeuw, Kristina Habben, Karissa Hulstein, and Tania Martinez; finally, Musical Theater – “Vanities” – Kyla Schwager, Natalie Weber, and Sofia Weber. These nine qualifying groups will next travel to Spencer High School for the state finals competition on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

The Group receiving a 2 rating was: Group Improvisation – Elliot Daiker, Mark Jenson, and Alan Mejia.

The S-O coaches: Mrs. Christina Moyer and Mr. B.J. Schuller would like to congratulate all speech participants for their efforts and for sharing their talents.