PCHS Speech

A photo of the Pella Christian High School's One-act cast for "Thieves' Carnival."

PELLA — Pella Christian High School’s Large Group Speech Team earned top marks at the IHSSA’s State Speech competition held at Pella Christian High School on February 6.

All five PCHS events received Ones at State. In addition, members of the school's One-Act cast, Thieves' Carnival, was also selected as Outstanding Performers and nominated to the All-State Festival, as one of only 16 One-Acts across the state of Iowa to receive such an honor.

Other PCHS events competing at State Speech and earning ones include: a Readers Theatre, Booby Trap; a Choral Reading, About Her; a Musical Theatre, Hercules; and a Short Film Gone.

A total of 31 students competed with PC's speech team this year under the direction of Marlo Van Peursem, Lisa Van Gilst, and Cory Van Gilst.

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