LAKE CITY: Two South Central Calhoun entries in improvisational acting and one in storytelling received I (excellent) ratings in the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Events Contest on Saturday at Manson Northwest Webster High School in Manson.
Entries that received a I rating at District advance to State Contest on Saturday, March 13, at Fort Dodge Senior High.
South Central Calhoun’s Maggie Simpson and Nik Whipkey performed in improv, where they drew three characters and two situations from an envelope and had 3 minutes to prepare a scene using two of those characters and one of the situations. Both Simpson and Whipkey received I ratings. Tristan Blair received a I rating with his storytelling piece, “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
South Central Calhoun performers at the contest who received II (good) ratings were Nathan Burley, participating with a public-address piece titled “Mutiny at Opis” by Alexander the Great, Emma Englin in acting with “Clearance Rack” by Kelly Meadows, and Kennadie Machovec in solo musical theater with “Till There Was You” by Meredith Willson.