Avery named “Outstanding” at All-State speech


FORT MADISON – Sam Avery, a junior on the Holy Trinity speech team, has been selected as an “All State” Outstanding Performer by Iowa High School Speech Association judges in the area of Radio News.


Sam and his teammates performed at the state contest, which was hosted this year by Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School on March 10th.  

This selection, a great honor, is not a first for Avery, as he was also an “All State” Performer in Radio News last year. Avery will be honored during a ceremony at the 40th Annual All-State Festival of Individual Events to be held on March 26 at the University Northern Iowa.

This festival is a setting to showcase Iowa’s top high school orators.  

Others HTC orators receiving ratings at the State Contest are Sterling Barnes, “Superior” in StoryTelling; Ryan Otte, “Superior” in StoryTelling; Elizabeth Ebbing, “Superior” in Poetry Reading; Annabelle Scheetz, “Superior” in Poetry Reading; John Stinson, “Superior” in Prose Reading and “Excellent” in Improv. Acting; Kyle Scheetz, “Excellent” in Story Telling; and Danny Caruso, “Excellent” in Acting. 

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