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R 2 | Lyon County ReporterMarch 26, 2014 community WARMING UP FOR JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIPS Brooke Matson and Kenzie Leuthold practice on the saxophone in preparation for the Jazz Championships in Des Moines on April 8. 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Coming home with I ratings were Jacob Tilstra in acting, Emily DeJong in literary program, Aric Knoblock in acting and in musical theater, Wynter Roths in musical theater, Mickee Witt in musical theater, Austin Thomas in improvisation and Alison Wright in prose. Sydney Ebel earned a II rating for her acting piece and Jacob Tilstra received a II rating in improvisation. Those earning a I rating at the district contest advanced to the state competition March 15 in Sioux City where they present- ed the same entry as districts. Earning a I rating were Mickee Witt, Aric Knoblock in both entries, Emily DeJong, Alison Wright and Austin Thomas. Emily DeJong and Aric Knoblock were also selected to perform at the Iowa Indi- vidual All-State Speech Festival at UNI in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 31. “This is really a great honor,” said speech coach Jill Devitt. “Congratulations to all of the par- ticipants on a job well done.” Mock trial teams compete in regional mock trial competition Two mock trial teams from Central Lyon High School competed in regional mock trial competition March 3 at Morningside College in Sioux City where four teams qualied for the state nals March 26-28 in Des Moines. This year’s case centered around a criminal charge of harassment in the rst degree and stalking. The defendant in the case was charged with stalking and harass- ing students who were participating in an online chat room site. Exhibits presented by the mock attorneys included chat room discussions and an email sent by an un- known person. Witnesses for the prosecu- tion included the victim, a friend of the vic- tim and an ocer specializing in computer stalking. For the defense, witnesses includ- ed the defendant, a professor who worked in the computer lab and a cyber angel, an expert in computers. The teams received their cases when classes resumed after Christmas break and began preparing for the regional competi- tion right away. Local attorneys Jim Haber- korn, Jen Wippert and Melinda Folkens, as well as county attorney Shayne Mayer, worked with the students in their prepara- tions. The rst Central Lyon team placed sev- enth in the regional competition and the second team, consisting of freshmen and sophomores, placed eighth with both teams ending the day with a 1-1 record. The rst team lost its second competition by 1-¼ point. The freshman/sophomore team lost a rst-round match then won a close second match by one point. CENTRAL LYON MOCK TRIAL TEAM GOLD Pictured above are members of Central Lyon’s mock trial team Team Gold. Front row, left to right, Mitchell Van Beek, Megan Stump, Sydney Ebel, Mikayla Leu- thold, Danny Kruse. Back row, left to right, Nicholas Clifford, Meredith Snyders, Emily Estes, Hope Ras- mussen, Kaylee McIntire. (Photo/Submitted) CENTRAL LYON MOCK TRIAL TEAM PURPLE Pictured above are members of Central Lyon’s mock trial team Team Purple. Front row, left to right, Hannah Sieperda, Anna Van Veldhuizen, Shannon Mc- Carty, Emily DeJong. Back row, left to right, Chasity Henrichs, Alex Waagmeester, Grant Metzger, Jacob Tilstra, Colby McIntire. (Photo/Submitted) ALL-STATE SPEECH PARTICIPANTS Emily DeJong and Aric Knoblock were selected from participants at the state speech competition to perform their selections at the Iowa Individual All-State Speech Festival in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 31. (Photo/Mikaela Parrick) CL Jazz band receives wild card invitation to Jazz Championships Mikaela Parrick | Intern Central Lyon’s jazz band was chosen to compete in the Jazz Championships in Des Moines on April 8. Fifteen bands will be competing in each of the four classes - 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A. The band was given a wild card invitation, as determined by the Iowa Jazz Championships Board of Direc- tors. There are usually only three wild card invitations given per class. Sherwin Langholdt, Central Lyon’s band director, says, “We are doing four pieces. Our rst piece is titled ‘Impres- sions’ by John Coltrane. It is a fast-tempo swing number featuring solos by Angel Rasmussen on piano and Michael Postma on trombone. Our second piece is titled ‘Mood Indigo’ by Duke Ellington, which is a very slow dance number from the early swing era. It features Chastity Henrichs on the trumpet and Dalton Skidmore on bass guitar. Our third number is ‘Jelly Roll’ by Charles Mingus. It is a tribute to Dixieland composer and musician Jelly Roll Morton done in a very ‘Mingus’ style. It features Sarah Halse on the trombone, Emily De Jong on the clarinet, and Aric Knoblock on the trumpet. Our last piece is titled ‘500 Miles High’ by Chick Corea. It is a latin-style number featuring Brooke Matson on the alto saxophone and Josh Schriever on the guitar.” All ensembles perform in the daytime competition, then the top two bands from each class will perform in the nals compe- tition that evening. “I’m ecstatic. This is the third year in a row we’ve made it to the state jazz cham- pionship. We’ve all put in a lot of work this season and it’s shown itself through the fact that we’re going to state,” bass guitar- ist Dalton Skidmore says. Central Lyon is in class 1A and will compete at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Veterans Memorial in Des Moines.