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Three Groups Advance to State Speech Competition

Three Groups Advance to State Speech Competition

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Fine Arts, Showcase, Speech and Theater

Three groups from the speech and debate team will advance to State after receiving one ratings at the District Large Group Speech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 19. Atlantic brought 11 students to Clarinda High School, participating in four categories. Genevieve Martinez, Molly McFadden and Halsey Baile...

District Large Group to be Held on Saturday

District Large Group to be Held on Saturday

Camryn Church, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Fine Arts, Showcase, Speech and Theater

For speech and debate students, District Large Group is coming up on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event will be held at Clarinda High School, and the public can attend the event. A suggested $3 donation can also be made. Fifteen students from AHS are planning to attend the competition. There are a total of ...

Atlantic to Host Individual State Speech

Atlantic to Host Individual State Speech

Ana Muell, Editor

January 2, 2019


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, School News, Showcase, Speech and Theater

Some say actors can do anything. They do improv after being given only a story base and a few characters, some have tearjerking pieces that tug at the heartstrings, some have funny pieces with wacky characters that make people laugh until they can’t breathe and some sing their hearts out to tell a...

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Club News, Fine Arts, News Briefs, Showcase, Speech and Theater

The AHS speech and debate team has competed in their third straight weekend of competition in December at the Lincoln Railsplitter Speech Debate Tournament in Des Moines. Held on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, seven Trojans competed in their respective events, with four earning top-five fini...

Two Straight Weekends of Competition for Speech and Debate

Two Straight Weekends of Competition for Speech and Debate

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Activities, Club News, Fine Arts, Showcase, Speech and Theater

The past two weekends have been busy for the speech and debate department of AHS, with two-day competitions at both Johnston and Dowling. The Johnston Dragon Invitation took place on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, while the Dowling competition was held over the days of Dec. 7 and 8. Seven of the competing pi...

What Students Need to Know About Speech

What Students Need to Know About Speech

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Activities, Club News, Fine Arts, Speech and Theater

With the fall play over with and musical yet to begin, it seems as if Atlantic High School's theatre/performing arts opportunities have been diminished. But, all is not what it seems, as even though play and musical are not the current focus, the 2018-19 speech season is about to commence. Speech, t...

AHS Attends Annual Thespian Festival

AHS Attends Annual Thespian Festival

Alyssa Brockob

November 19, 2018


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, Speech and Theater

Although students often know when football teams and basketball teams partake in elite competitions and trips, they tend to be lesser aware of the activities participated in by the AHS speech team. On November 9th, eight students along with English teacher and speech coach Alex Bales, made their way to C...

Curtains Close for “Almost, Maine”

Curtains Close for “Almost, Maine”

Shayla Luke

November 9, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, School News, Showcase, Speech and Theater

The performance has wrapped, the cast has taken their final bows and a collective sigh of relief can be heard through the auditorium. As a tale from the perspective of the various characters, the play’s particularly interesting vinette-style provided a refreshing experience for its young actors and audien...

NEWS BRIEF — It’s Almost Time for “Almost, Maine”

NEWS BRIEF — It’s Almost Time for “Almost, Maine”

Molly McFadden

October 22, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, News Briefs, School News, Speech and Theater

The posters are up! "Almost, Maine" will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students. Activity passes will not be accepted. The play takes place in the town of Almost, Maine, and each scene is set at ...

Five Weeks Until Show — AHS Prepares For Fall Play

Five Weeks Until Show — AHS Prepares For Fall Play

Alyssa Brockob

October 5, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Showcase, Speech and Theater

As September comes to a close, students at AHS have begun preparation for the fall play--the annual production offered to all kids at the high school. Directed by English teacher Alex Bales, this year's performance is titled “Almost, Maine.” This play has been long sought after by Bales, and he said, “I...

Eye of the Needle Sept. 14, 2018

Halsey Bailey, Noah Rutherford, Kelsey Siedlik, Katie Saluk, Aleigh Bean, Lucas Behrens, Brandon Woodard, Alex Harper, Chloe Davis, McKenzie Waters, and Anna Lowary

September 16, 2018


Filed under Activities, Band, Choir, Eye of the Needle, Features, Fine Arts, Football, Football, Girls' Volleyball, Humor/Satire, School News, Speech and Theater, Sports, Swimming, Video, Volleyball

[/video] Featuring School News: 2018 Homecoming court, college fair; picture day; Fine Arts: marching band performed Imagine Dragons, fall vocal concert preparation, fall play "Almost Maine" auditions; Sports: Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Girls Swimming; Specials: Camblin Plumbing and Heating ...

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