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MHS speech students earn top marks at state contest

March 11, 2013

Marshalltown High School speech contestants earned all Division I ratings at the Iowa High School Speech Association State Individual Contest March 9 at Vinton-Shellsburg High School.

MHS garnered a combined eight Division I rankings - the highest possible - among six students.

Daniel Blom and Chandler Fisher each earned two Division I ratings apiece, Blom in storytelling and spontaneous speaking categories and Fisher in acting and radio news. Elizabeth Russell earned a Division I in solo musical theatre and Brittany Ryerson, Min Lin and Zam Lai each earned the top mark in expository address.

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Pictured are the Marsahalltown High School state speech participants. From left: Zam Lai, Daniel Blom, Min Lin, Chander Fisher, Brittany Ryerson. Not pictured: Elizabeth Russell.

The students advanced to state after competing at a tough district contest Feb. 23 at Center Point-Urbana.

Speech coaches are Craig Luttrell and Julie Bousum.



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