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.
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.