The 34 VHS students, engaging in oral interpretation and debate, were able to pull ahead from six other schools for the title. Supervising the trip were coaches Mary Begley and Paul Tschetter.
Vermillion had three contestants make it into the interpretation of serious prose finals. April Sun, Torrie Rasmussen and Nicholas Amundson took second, third and sixth place respectively. Eland Summers scored third place in the poetry event while Michael Dendinger won fifth in non-original oratory. In the category of serious plays, Ariel Begley ranked third. Two teams in duet interpretation reached finals; Megan Amundson and Micaela Telleria ranked fifth while Brody Stone and Nahuel Telleria ranked second.
Also winning second was Torrie Rasmussen in humorous interpretation. Finally, Vermillion had their reader's theatre team of Jessa Waters, Cecily Engelhart, Katarina Gombocz, Ariel Begley and Anna Geis place fifth.
Students also competed in original oratory, public forum, junior varsity policy debate and varsity policy debate as well. Rounds were won in public forum, and, most notably, the varsity policy team of Molly Green and Hannah Pommersheim won three out of five debate rounds.
The VHS oral interpretation team is wrapping up its season with the Reg-ional Competition heldNov. 15, Cougar Classic on Nov. 19 and State onDec. 2-3.
On the other hand, the debate team is starting their season. The team will have their third tourna-ment at Mitchell on Nov. 18-19.