Moline High School actors went to state last weekend! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christopher Thomas   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:08
Congratulations to members of Encore!, Moline High School's Speech Team & Acting Troupe, who are headed to state this weekend! Moline has individual and duet winners as well as a group effort called "Performance in the Round".  They were crowned Sectional champs last weekend and are headed to the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL on February 18-19, 2012 for the state competition.

Here are the 2012 Regional winners who will be competing this weekend...

Jenna Pautsch
REGIONAL CHAMPION: Original Oratory
REGIONAL CHAMPION: Declamation

Peter David McNaught & Alex Haifa
REGIONAL & SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS: Humurous Duet Acting

Performance in the Round
REGIONAL & SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS

The Cast of Performance in the Round
Rowan Crow
Mariah Logan
Abbey Lasek
Britta Engstrom
Autumn Loose
Kaitlyn Wehr
Ellen Wells
Katy Deadmond
Sadie Buckles
Allison Condit
Jennie White
Micah SantAmour Bernas
Alejandro Raya


While the following students aren't advancing to State, they also garnered many accolades as well:

Raksha Madhavan
Regional 2nd Place Extemporaneous Speaking
REGIONAL CHAMPION Special Occasion Speaking

Ross Hughes
REGIONAL CHAMPION Prose Reading
Regional 3rd place impromptu Speaking

Bennett Stewart
Regional 3rd Place Humorous Interp

Clare VanEchaute & Travis Meier
Regionals 2nd Place Dramatic Duet Acting

Travis Meier
Regional 3rd place Original Comedy

Peter David McNaught
Dramatic Interpretation 4th Place


Moline's Encore team has annually sent competitors to the IHSA State Speech tournament since 2009.  Encore's Performance in the Round (PIR) has been Regional Champion every year since 2009, while also garnering the Sectional Campion title over the last 3 years.  In 2011, their PIR took the title of State Runner-Up.
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