VHS oral interp students receive top ratings at state Four Vermillion High School students received superior ratings at the class "A" state oral interpretation contest held Dec. 1 and 2 in Huron.
Jon Hoadley, Stacy Miskimins, Laura Wilson and Christina Wells earned the right to compete at the state level with their top placings in the regional competition, held Nov. 16 in Sioux Falls.
Other VHS students competing in the regional contest were Arthur Begley, Varsha Ramakrishnan, Colette Joy, Britt Fremstad and Mary Nelson.
Hoadley received the highest rating of superior at the state contest and placed first at regions in the category of Non-Original Oratory with Elie Wiesel's speech titled "The Perils of Indifference."
Miskimins' interpretation of The Fifth Sally by Daniel Keyes also earned a superior rating in Huron and a third place award at regions in the serious prose section.
In addition to Wilson's second place finish at the regional contest, she also won a superior rating at state for her presentation of "American Perspective" poems by various authors.
In the duet interpretation category, Wells and Hoadley teamed up to receive a superior state rating and took the regional second place award with their rendition of Indian Radio Days by Roxy Gord and LeAnne Howe.