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WMU state speech results

The WMU High School Readers Theatre group of Hailey Allbaugh, Madison Brady, Garrick Dodson, Jenna Pfeiffer, Dane Sweezer and Liana Sweezer performed their rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” on Saturday, Feb. 2, at competition at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School and was awarded an overall score of “I,” which is superior. Also performing was an improvisation group comprised of seniors Hailey Allbaugh, Madison Brady and Liana Sweezer. They improvised the scene “A newscast from heaven” after a brief five-minute discussion. For their efforts, they received a division “II” rating, which is excellent. Speech students are now moving to the individual events portion of the competition, with their district competition to be held in Keokuk on Saturday, Feb. 23.