140 Iowa High Schools had groups named as Outstanding performers at the IHSSA State Large Group Speech Contest held February 3rd Approximately 24,000 students started at the district level from over 347 schools. Now only 140 schools had groups named as Outstanding Performers and less than 1,800 students earned the right to be named as Outstanding Performers. The All-State Festival was held February 17th, at The Iowa State Center, Ames. The following schools were selected as Critic's Choice for the IHSSA Large Group All-State Festival. This Critic's Choice is selected by a profession in the specific field as one the top performer in the State of Iowa in that performance area for 2018. The Sweepstakes award is awarded to the school with the most entries performing at the All-State Festival. Listed below are the recipients of the awards for 2018:


ONE ACT PLAY - SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN
READERS THEATRE -BONDURANT-FARRAR
CHORAL READING - SIOUX CITY EAST
ENSEMBLE ACTING - DALLAS CENTER-GRIMES 9th
SOLO MIME - WEST DES MOINES VALLEY
GROUP MIME-WAUKEE
RADIO BROADCASTING- DUBUQUE SENIOR
TV NEWSCASTING -DECORAH
GROUP IMPROV -WATERLOO WEST
MUSICAL THEATRE - SPENCER
SHORT FILM -DES MOINES HOOVER
E. WAYNE COOLEY SWEEPSTAKES -DUBUQUE SENIOR


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