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Clippers shine in footlights

CCA fine arts students earn top honors
CCAHS Show Choir Vocal Dynamics received a 1 Rating at State competition Monday, Feb. 1.

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School fine arts students recently earned top honors in theatre and vocal music competitions.
District Large Group Speech competition was held Jan. 23 at Montezuma High School with four CCA groups earning a 1-rating, and advancing to the State Large Group Speech Contest at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Joey Lepire, Laurel Preston, Alex Barloon, Dakaria Matthews, Natalie Stewart and Brock Sherman advanced for their Musical Theater entry: “Addams Family.” Morgan Malli, Teagan Bollers, Sadie Rummel, Amelia Keller, Haley Tackaberry and Audrey Rice advanced for their Musical Theater entry: “Six.” Rachel Astorino, Ellie Hagen, Liz Schultz and Lilly Creller advanced for their Ensemble: “Revenge of the Blonds,” and Brandon Barker, Audrey Rice, Charlie Wait, Adonis Fender, Liz Schultz and Jaclyn Pitcher advanced with their Short Film: “School Election.”
“Addams Family” and “Six” both earned all 1-ratings while “Revenge of the Blondes” and “School Election” received two 2-ratings and one 1-rating apiece at State Speech.
CCA’s Show Choir, “Vocal Dynamics,” received a 1-rating in its state competition Monday, Feb. 1, in Keota. Vocal Dynamics is a mixed ensemble combining the movement of dance and singing in the performance of a variety of music. Members audition for a spot in the group including freshmen through seniors. Vocal Dynamics singers are also enrolled in choral groups “Cantores,” “Voce” or “Lyrica.”
CCA High School’s Drama Department plans to present “Shrek the Musical” in April. The show was originally scheduled to be presented last spring, however the closing of the schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the production. Due to ongoing mitigation efforts the production will be somewhat downsized.