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Sibley-Ocheyedan junior Alecia Martinez was the Iowa champion mime, earning the traveling banner to be displayed at the high school in Sibley.

Silence is golden for Sibley-Ocheyedan's Martinez

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- Without saying a word, Sibley-Ocheyedan junior Alecia Martinez captured one of Iowa's highest miming awards recently at the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group All-State Speech Festival.


In recognition of her achievement, Martinez brought back a banner that will hang in her high school for a year.

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Alyson Buschena
Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at
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