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SPEECH CONTEST

Local students chosen all-state

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kuemper speech all-state ie 21-03-26

Kuemper students (from left) Kenna Soppe, spontaneous speaking; Max Meyers, musical theater; and Britnee Irlbeck, acting were selected all-state in Iowa High School Speech Association Individual Events competition.

Seven entries from Carroll/Ar-We-Va and three from Kuemper Catholic were selected all-state in Iowa High School Speech Association Individual Events competition.

The all-staters all received I (excellent) ratings at both the District and State contest levels plus judges’ nominations at State.

Carroll/Ar-We-Va and Kuemper compete in the Northwest District.

All-state selections were posted Wednesday afternoon on the Speech Association’s website.

All-staters are:

Carroll/Ar-We-Va — Bridget Cameron, acting; Maris Cameron, literary program; Aleah Casebeer, poetry; Joewie Heithoff, after-dinner speaking; Mishy King, storytelling; Sophia Polking, acting; and Brooke Reiling, improvisation.

Kuemper — Britnee Irlbeck, acting; Max Meyers, musical theater; and Kenna Soppe, spontaneous speaking.

The students receive awards; however, due to COVID-19, the annual festival showcasing all-state performers was canceled.

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