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All-State Speech participants and their coach travelled to Cedar Falls for the states top honor.

All-State Speech

April 1, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbkUlxq7ivY

Freshmen J. Molina and Juniors Charlotte Saluk and Reese DeArment pose beside the All-State acceptance list. The list was posted on Monday, March 14. High school students across the state were looking forward to the posting.

Three AHS Students Accepted into All-State Individual Speech

Eleanor McCalla March 17, 2022

On Monday, March 14, individual speech participants gathered in speech coach Ms. Niceswanger’s room after school to read ballots from Saturday’s state speech competition and wait for the reveal of...

Participants from state speech enjoy the weather before performing.

Concentrate on Speech and Debate

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor February 7, 2022

The IHSSA State Large Group Contest was hosted at West Des Moines Valley High School on Saturday, Feb. 5. Group improv, ensemble, radio broadcasting, musical theater, and readers theater all performed....

Juniors Charlotte Saluk, Alex Garcia, and Keira Olson prepare for their radio broadcasting piece. They earned a one-rating and will progress to state.

Sweeping the Floor at Speech Districts

Taliya James and Elizabeth Anderson January 25, 2022

The speech team took ten pieces to districts, and each one of them earned a one rating, qualifying them for the state speech competition.  Atlantic High School’s speech team traveled to Abraham Lincoln...

Set designer Mark Andersen poses by the first set he built for an AHS production. Little Shop of Horrors had a large set that remained onstage throughout the entirety of the show.

Mark Andersen: The Mind Behind the Masterpiece

Camryn Church, Editor February 16, 2021

Those keeping up with AHS theater know the grand sets that have come along with the last two productions, but do they know the mind behind them? Mark Andersen designs and builds the sets for the musical...

Students who participated in the reader’s theatre for speech stand for a picture. The group received straight ones at state on Saturday.

AHS Speech Sweeps State Large Group

Camryn Church, Editor February 8, 2021

The Atlantic speech team received straight ones on three of the five performances, along with a mixed one, and a four. Musical Theatre, Reader’s Theatre, and ensemble acting pieces all received division...

Seymour Krelborn--portrayed by senior Bradley Dennis--looks in shock at the dentist--played by senior Clayton Jipsen. This is both boys fourth musical production at the high school.

Look Out, Here Comes “Little Shop of Horrors”

Camryn Church, Editor March 11, 2020

“Little Shop of Horrors” cast members will be performing this weekend in the AHS auditorium. There are three shows audience members can watch. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and...

A group of freshmen work together during Drama class. Speech coach Alex Bales teaches the course.

Speech Kids are State Bound

Hana Holtz, Editor March 10, 2020

Twenty-one events will be back in action on Saturday, March 14 at the individual IHSSA State speech contest. As a member of the Southwest District, Atlantic will head to Abraham Lincoln High School in...

Junior Troy Roach poses with his plaque after qualifying for the National speech and debate tournament. Roach attended the tournament last year along with 2019 grad Sarah Schorle and junior Genevieve Martinez.

Atlantic Forensics Sends One to Nationals

Ariel Clark, Editor February 25, 2020

Entering multiple tournaments and even having a student advance to Nationals, Atlantic High School’s speech and debate program has been speeding along its tournament season. The team has attended multiple...

Junior Molly McFadden and senior Aly Brockob prepare to perform at District speech.

Strong Day at State Speech

Grace Clay, Editor February 17, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team had five events go on to Large Group State Speech. These events were three ensemble acting events, a one-act play, and a musical theater piece. The one-act play, titled...

Junior Gen Martinez practices for a competition last year. This year, Martinez was in short film and an ensemble acting group.

AHS Dominates District Speech

Grace Clay, Editor February 5, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team participated in eight different events on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the District speech competition. They had three different ensemble acting events, a one-act play, a musical...

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