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Contest Speech Team

Contest speech provides students the opportunity to perform in a variety of ways either with a group or on their own. There are options for acting on stage in a one act, singing your way through a musical theatre number, telling a story, or writing and giving a persuasive speech. You could even produce a short film or become a radio news announcer. You can be a part of something where you memorize the script, read from a paper or make it up as you go along. Only a few of the option are listed…there truly is something for everyone and EVERYONE will benefit from the skills learned and fun community we build as a speech team. Are you more interested in working behind the scenes? You can be involved in that way too.

Amy Kueper

Speech Coach


Vocal Music

Musical: The Music Man

Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards:

• Distinguished Scene Award- Shipoopi

• Special Recognition for Ensemble: The Quartet (Danny Browning, Max Bower, Finley Hoien, Max Miller)

• Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role: Anna Ascheman

• Iowa Female Triple Threat Winner: Anna Ascheman

State Large Group:

• Meistersingers: Division I Rating

• Women’s Choir: Division I Rating

• Concert Choir: Division I Rating

• Men’s Choir: Division I Rating

All State Choir: Max Miller, Faith Norris, Anna Fuelberth, Nate Walsh, Sarah Weber, Max Bower. Most since 1996

Solo/Ensemble Contest:

• Outstanding Performance Awards: Nate Walsh, Faith Norris

• 24 Division I Ratings, 3 Division II Ratings, 5 Division III Ratings

Show Choir: Music Factory:

State Contest: Division I Rating

• Hosted Shake the Lakes Competition

• Emmetsburg: 1st Place in Class 3A, 1st runners up in finals

New JV Show Choir: Sonic Boom:

• State Contest: Division I Rating

• 1st place in Prep(JV) division at Emmetsburg Extravaganza, scored higher than 9 varsity groups.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble:

• State IHSMA Contest: Division I Rating

• Emmetsburg Vocal Jazz Competition: 2nd in 3A, 2nd Overall Max Miller: Best Vocal Percussion

Mesistersingers:  Selected to be a particpant in the 2019 Iowa Choral Showcase

• One of only 8 choirs in the state to be selected

• Only 5 high school choirs were selected


Instrumental Music

Marching Band:

• Waseca Marching Classic: 3rd Place Class AA

• Starfest: 2nd Place Class 3A, 5th Place in Finals

• Dutchmen Field Championship: 4th Place Class 3A

• IHSMA State Marching Band: Division I Rating

All State Band Members:
Ruby O’Hagan, Clarinet | Noel Roberts, Clarinet

NWIBA Honor Band: 

IHSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest:

• 17 Division I; 13 Division II; 2 Division III

• Best in Center Performance: Max Miller, Trombone

• Perfect Scores:

• Faith Norris, Alto Sax, Noel Roberts, Clarinet, Max Miller, Trombone

Large Group Contest:

• Division I Rating, Perfect 40, 39, and 37 Scores