Archive for the ‘Speech’ Category

Eight Events Advance to State Speech

Eight Events Advance to State Speech

The Mount Vernon large group speech team competed at Districts  in Monticello on Saturday, Jan. 25, earning 8 division one ratings and two division two ratings. Events earning one ratings will advance to State competition at Linn-Mar on Feb. 8. The team is coached by Mary Sullivan, Tawnua Tenley, and Amy White. One ratings: Choral […]

Large Group Speech Showcase

Large Group Speech Showcase

Large Group Speech participants put on a showcase Saturday, Jan. 12, in the district auditorium. See some of their work below: Video of Nunsense: Video of Then I’ll Be Happy Video of When Harry Met Sally: Video of Pippin:

Improv Groups Skilled in Comedy

Improv Groups Skilled in Comedy

If you ever wanted to see what David Taylor would look like as an Oompa Loompa, watch this video! Improv Team Heinz 1 includes actors Mickey Hines, David Taylor, and Gabrielle Zahradnik. They performed this improv piece at the Large Group Speech Showcase Jan. 12, 2013 in the Mount Vernon District Auditorium for Mount Vernon […]

Speech Students Rehearse

Speech Students Rehearse

In preparation for State, the large group speech participants rehearsed on the district auditorium stage Friday, Feb. 3. Below are some videos of improv and mime captured by sophomore Cassidy Steines. Connett Croghan: Nat and Bea: Paul and Maggie:

Large Group Speech Competes at State

Large Group Speech Competes at State

The Mount Vernon High School Speech Team sent 27 students to the large group state competition last Saturday at Cedar Rapids Washington. Five groups received three division one ratings, two groups received an overall division one rating, and two groups received two division two and one division one rating. All-State will be decided within the […]

Individual Speech All-State Nominations Announced

Individual Speech All-State Nominations Announced

Mount Vernon had a good showing at state speech March 12, and will have four people performing at all-state individual speech contest on March 28 at UNI, in addition to students invited to attend: MOUNT VERNON PERFORMERS BRANDON DOUGLAS, PA GABRIELLA VELEVA, PA SPENCER SCHMIDT, PO LEANN OELRICH, LP NON-PERFORMERS ANNABETH LUCAS, ST GABRIELLA VELEVA, […]

Individual Speech Team Places Second at Conference

Individual Speech Team Places Second at Conference

Mount Vernon was the host of the WaMac East Individual Event Speech Contest Feb. 12. The team placed second out of 8 schools, with West Delaware capturing first. “The Houyhnhnms” as they call themselves, for apparently being speech enthusiasts, they know how to pronounce their name, earned 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 2 bronze […]

Improv: Waiting for a Red Light

Improv:  Waiting for a Red Light

View this video of Zak Moran, Mookie Mlynarczyk, and Connett Croghan performing group improv at the Speech Showcase Feb. 4 in the auditorium. I was laughing so hard I didn’t notice my batteries ran out. JG Photo by Kyla Rand, and more photos can be found on our facebook page. (Click the link at the […]

Speech Team Needs Volunteers Feb. 12

Speech Team Needs Volunteers Feb. 12

The Mt. Vernon speech team is hosting the WAMAC Individual Speech Contest on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Our team will compete with several other districts in the area at this daytime event. Organizers Karla Moran and Amy White need help from community members to provide school greeters, room hosts, event timers, concession workers and score […]