December 09, 2023

CHS speech students advance

Creston had several of its categories receive a 1 rating, the highest score possible, Saturday at the district large group speech contest at Creston.

Those receiving the rating were: Readers Theatre - “Zimzoozle’s Twister”; Choral Reading - “15 Minutes in a Madhouse”; One-Act Play - “Balcony Scene”; Musical Theatre - “Bonnie and Clyde”; Ensemble Acting - “All in a Night’s Work”; Ensemble Acting - “Action!”; Short Film - “P is for Peterson” and Radio Broadcasting - “KREP Kreep Radio.”

Those students will compete at the state contest Feb. 4 at Waukee High School.

Ensemble Acting - “Pet Shop Dynamics” received a 2 rating.

Creston had 10 groups competing in the categories of One-Act Play, Readers Theatre, Choral Reading, Ensemble Acting, Short Film, Group Improvisation, Musical Theatre and Radio Broadcasting.

John Van Nostrand


An Iowa native, John's newspaper career has mostly been in small-town weeklies from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi River. He first stint in Creston was from 2002 to 2005.