Reciting of speeches may sound boring but it’s nothing but boring when it’s Akron-Westfield students on stage.
Large Group Speech participants will be performing their contest entries of improv, ensemble acting, mime, one act plays, choral readings and Readers Theatre, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13 in the Akron-Westfield Community School Auditorium.
This recital is open to the general public. The participants will compete at the Large Group Speech District Contest, Saturday, Jan. 19 in Sioux City. Actual speech contests have strict rules for the public attending, including not wearing school colors or any outfits imprinted with school insignia and no photography.
Therefore, the recital is a great time for the general public to support the Westerners as they make final preparations for upcoming speech contests.
Local speech contestants include Jonah Anderson, Hunter Armstrong, Jacynda Banks, Tabitha Banks, Taron Banks, Tavian Banks, Katie Black, Andy Bowman, Corbin Bundy, Tanner Coyle, Alex Foley, Dominick Foley, Kristin Foley, Ryan Foley, Alex Franker, Spencer Frankl, Mariah Grimm, Lexi Hageman, Dana Hedlund, Kortney Hedlund, Abbey Easton, Anastasia Hoffer, Eliza Kjar, Hannah Koele, Kali Kriener, Ådam Kroksh, Maggi Liebetrau, Katlyn Mace, Emily Meerdink, Emily Miller, Zoe Mullinix, Kellie O’Byrne, Michael O’Byrne, Desi Oltmanns, Olivia Parks, Michael Peinke, Robyn Peinke, Maddy Rife, Carla Robinson, Ryleigh Schnell, Kyle Schroeder, Sarah Schroeder, Jaclyn Smith, Kayla Tindall, Garrett Wall, Spenser Wardrip and Cali Westergard.
A-W Large Group Speech Coach is Susan Anderson of Akron.