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IHSSA State Debate last January.

The Road to National Qualifiers

Alyssa Neal, Writer/Editor February 9, 2024

It’s that time of year when AHS Speech and Debate heads to National Qualifiers, or “nat quals” as the team likes to call them. There are many events in which students from AHS are trying to compete...

Local news broadcasters like We Are Iowa cover the days events, arriving at the scene during or after various speech teams left the premises.

Atlantic Speech Team Evacuated From Competition After Bomb Threat

J. Molina, Editor February 5, 2024

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of all performers and spectators present at the IHSSA Southwest State Large Group Contest. Members of the AHS speech team were also present at Ankeny Centennial High...

The sign up for the tournament hangs outside Trisha Niceswangers classroom. The tournament is held Oct. 27-28.

SPEAK at Bull Creek!

Alix Nath, Editor October 20, 2023

“Great people who happen to be great speakers” is a slogan used by the AHS Speech and Debate team. This team gives students the opportunity to speak well and speak for something they believe in. This...

Freshmen Sawyer Tarrell accompanies seniors Weston Hoover, Merrick ODette, and Ty Ostrus at a debate meeting.

Why You Should Join Debate – OPINION

Nissa Molgaard October 20, 2022

I now open the floor for the discussion: Debate, should you join? If you are interested in arguing or persuading people, then debate may be the class or the club for you. If you are interested, Public...

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...

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