139 Iowa High Schools had groups named as Outstanding performers at the IHSSA State Large Group Speech Contest held February 2nd Approximately 24,000 students started at the district level from over 347 schools. Now only 139 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 16th, 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 2019. 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 2019:


ONE ACT PLAY - SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN
READERS THEATRE -CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY
CHORAL READING - CRESTON
ENSEMBLE ACTING - DUBUQUE SENIOR
SOLO MIME - SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG
GROUP MIME-DUBUQUE SENIOR
RADIO BROADCASTING- LEWIS CENTRAL
TV NEWSCASTING -POSTVILLE
GROUP IMPROV -WOODBURY CENTRAL
MUSICAL THEATRE - DES MOINES ROOSEVELT
SHORT FILM -SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN
E. WAYNE COOLEY SWEEPSTAKES -DUBUQUE SENIOR


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