Ten MHS groups get top ratings at State, improv makes All-State

The Group Improv team of Grant Hospodarsky (left) and Levi Temple (right) pose with coach Kim Carlson during Saturday’s state competition. Hospodarsky and Temple have been selected for the All-State Speech Festival. (Photo by Diane Temple)

Ten Monticello High School groups earned “I” ratings during the State Large Group Speech Contest held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Cedar Rapids Washington High School.

On Monday afternoon, the speech department learned that the Group Improv duo of Grant Hospodarsky and Levi Temple had qualified for the All-State Speech Festival, to be held Feb. 22 at Iowa State University in Ames.

Four additional groups received a “II” during the state competition.

The following groups received a “I” rating:

Contest Speech for Dummies (Choral Reading) - Amelia Anderson, Kehde Campbell, Kaitlin Guyer, Megan Mahoney, Delaney Peitz, Brooklyn Stark, Maci Welter, Micah Williams.

Teen Scene (TV News) - Matthew Beal, Sully Flynn, Karle Kramer, Evan Martensen.

A Day with Tommy (Short Film) - Jeff Carlson, Caleb Gillmore, Ben Oswald, Grahm Schneiter, Chase Sternhagen, Levi Temple.

Stud and Babe (Musical Theater) – Robby Holmes, Payton Jaeger.

Group Improv - Jeff Carlson and Payton Jaeger.

Group Improv - Grant Hospodarsky, Levi Temple.

Group Improv - Matthew Beal, Carter Kurt, Evan Martensen.

RTGT-Real Time Game Talk (Freshmen Radio Broadcasting) Harrison Ahlrichs, Kale Hansen, Austin Kurt, Jacob Miller, Cole Nietert, Dylan Ponder, Ian Temple.

Freshman Group Improv - Emma Althoff, Mya Postel, Zach Reuter.

Freshman Group Improv - Mia Jaeger and Bella Mullen.

The following groups received a II rating:

Freshmen Group Improv - Harrison Ahlrichs and Ian Temple.

News with No Clue 97.2 (Radio Broadcasting) - Natalia Williams, Hailey Wilson.

SPRIG (Radio Broadcasting)- Rylee Bauer, Lisa Dios, Nicole Porter.

Elevator Games (Ensemble Acting)- Kacie Bayne, Grahm Schneiter, Abby Willson.


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