Posts Tagged ‘speech’

Large Group Speech Competes at State

Large Group Speech Competes at State

The large group speech team state competition took place Saturday at Cedar Rapids Washington. Ten out of Mount Vernon’s 12 events scored a district 1 rating. Results: Category title students involved Rating Overall Ensemble The History of America Abridged Rory McCollum, Aaron Barnhart, Maggie Davis 1,1,1 1 Radio News ESPNPR Alex Lueth, Caroline See, Emily Tvedt, […]

Large Group Speech Heads to District Competition

Large Group Speech Heads to District Competition

Video by Quinnie Rodman, Clara Conroy, and Oliver Crocker This video shines a light on the student loved activity known as Large Group Speech, from rehearsals to what happens at competitions. The Mount Vernon Speech Team has grown quite a bit this year with lots of new members and is bigger and better than ever. […]

Outstanding performers head to All-State

Outstanding performers head to All-State

By Sam White In a typical year at Mount Vernon, our speech team is lucky to get one or two competitors into the prestigious Individual Event All-State Speech Festival. This year, six of Mount Vernon’s remarkable “speechies” were nominated. To make the All-State nomination list, at least two judges must consider your performance “outstanding”. It’s […]

The Beasts hope to stand out at state

The Beasts hope to stand out at state

By Bryce Cox The Mount Vernon speech team had great success in district competition, and will be sending eight acts to State Feb. 8. However, there is one group that seems to have the most “swag” when it comes to being the oddball in their performances. Mount Vernon’s choral reading group, The Beasts, always know […]

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 […]

Students Hear President Obama Speak at Cornell

Students Hear President Obama Speak at Cornell

By Hannah Wieditz Excitement filled Social Studies teacher Ed Timm’s classroom as the high school students prepared to make their way to Cornell College to see the President of the United States in person. Only a week before the second presidential debate was it announced that President Barack Obama would be visiting Cornell’s campus and […]

Speech Showcase at Heritage Hall on March 25

Speech Showcase at Heritage Hall on March 25

Members of the Lisbon and Mount Vernon High School speech teams who received All State honors at the state individual speech event contest on March 5. will perform at a free public showcase on Sunday, March 25. at 2 p.m. in Lisbon Heritage Hall, 101 East Main Street, Lisbon. They will represent their schools at […]

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: