131 Iowa High Schools had groups named as Outstanding performers at the IHSSA State Large Group Speech Contest held February 8th Approximately 24,000 students started at the district level from over 347 schools. Now only 131 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 22nd, 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 2020. 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 2020:


ONE ACT PLAY - CLARINDA
READERS THEATRE - PELLA CHRISTIAN
CHORAL READING - SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN
ENSEMBLE ACTING - SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN
SOLO MIME - WEST DES MOINES VALLEY
GROUP MIME - FAIRFIELD
TV NEWSCASTING - CHEROKEE WASHINGTON
RADIO BROADCASTING - LEWIS CENTRAL
GROUP IMPROVISATION - CARROLL
MUSICAL THEATRE - WEST DES MOINES VALLEY
SHORT FILM - DES MOINES ROOSEVELT


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