113 Iowa High Schools had groups named as Outstanding performers at the IHSSA State Large Group Speech Contest held February 5th Approximately 24,000 students started at the district level from over 347 schools. Now only 113 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 will be held February 19th , 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 professional in the specific field as one the top performer in the State of Iowa in that performance area for 2022. 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 2022 :


ONE ACT PLAY-Siouxland Christian
READERS THEATRE - Manson Northwest Webster
CHORAL READING - Dubuque Senior
ENSEMBLE ACTING - Mount Vernon
SOLO MIME - Cedar Rapids Washington
GROUP MIME - Grinnell
RADIO BROADCASTING - Decorah
TV NEWSCASTING - Decorah
GROUP IMPROV - Spirit Lake
MUSICAL THEATRE - ACGC
SHORT FILM - IKM-Manning
COOLEY SWEEPSTAKES AWARD - West Des Moines Valley


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