LCHS Speech Team Wins Critics Choice Award at All State

Left to Right: Head Coach Jocelyn Hommes, Jenna Morris, Ryder Mullally, Assistant Coach Tifany Wright, and Assistant Coach Molly Boeve

For the first time in 23 years, the Le Mars Community High School speech team has won a critic’s choice banner. On Saturday, February 17th, at the IHSSA All State Festival, the group improvisation duo of Ryder Mullally and Jenna Morris were selected as the favorite performers in their category. LCHS had two categories entered, Television Newscasting and Group Improv. The token for winning the critics choice award is a light blue banner, which LCHS proudly took home.

Senior performer Jenna Morris Says that winning the award was a great end to her Large Group Speech career.

Jenna’s partner, Ryder Mullally, says he’s thankful for winning the award.

Group Improv critic Andrew Lopez selected LCHS’s entry as his favorite performance of the day and awarded Le Mars with the critics choice award. The festival, which was held at Iowa State University in Ames, is held to honor the distinguished speech performers in the State of Iowa.