Large Group Speech Season begins
January 25th was the start of Large Group Speech season for the Iowa High School Speech Association. District Large Group contests were held at 15 locations throughout Iowa. Groups that received a “I” rating will advance to one of four State contests on February 8th. The final event of the Large Group season is All State at the Iowa State Center in Ames on February 22nd.
“Speech” can be a misleading name for the events that are a part of the Large Group season. Events include One Act Play, Ensemble Acting, Readers Theatre, Choral Reading, Solo Mime, Group Mime, TV News, Radio Broadcasting, Musical Theatre, Group Improvisation and Short Film. TV News, Radio Broadcasting and Short Film are pre-recorded, and allow students to participate who may not be able to attend contest.