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Valley Individual Speech Team Earns 22 Top Ratings

The 2017 IHSSA Individual Speech team.

The 2017 IHSSA Individual Speech team.

The Valley High School IHSSA Individual Speech team, which earned 22 “I” ratings at the State speech contest during spring break. Six students were selected to perform at the All-State Festival at UNI on March 20:

  • sophomore Alex Matthews—Acting
  • junior JJ Kapur—Spontaneous Speaking, Original Oratory
  • junior Marisa Rethman—Literary Program
  • senior Grace Barker—Storytelling
  • senior Kyra Berg—Solo Musical Theater
  • senior Julie Sisler—Acting

Congratulations to the entire IHSSA Individual Speech team—and special congratulations to Grace Barker, who has performed at All-State four times in Storytelling.