April 17, 2024

Speech students to showcase skills

Not held since 2019, Creston High School speech students will showcase their work at 7 p.m. Thursday for Dessert Night at the school.

Large-group speech students will perform many of the categories they have been competing in during the large-group season. Those categories include choral reading, one-act play, readers theater, ensemble acting, radio broadcast and individual performances. Coach Laura Granger said seniors in speech will also be recognized.

Granger said the choral reading and readers theater are both entertaining scripts.

Granger said the one-act play, a mix of comedy and drams, was written by assistant coach Kelly Marcus.

“It’s been a good season for all of our students,” Granger said.

The evening will also include the radio broadcast group that will perform Saturday at the all-state speech festival at Iowa State University in Ames. The group of Alex Reno, Ethan Rounds, Summer Prentice, Josh Bunz and Olivia Coen. The students recreated what radio probably included post World War II. The five minute show includes stories about the women baseball leauge, Glenn Miller Big Band music and an impression of a President Franklin Delano Roosevelt fireside chat, where he would inform the country about government operations.

Cost for admission is $5 cash. Donations will be taken for the servings of desserts.

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.