VHS Oral Interp team shines at state festival

VHS Oral Interp team shines at state festival
The Vermillion High School Oral Interpretation team, coached by Mary Begley, closed its season with winning results at the South Dakota High School Activity Association's State Festival held Dec. 2 and 3 in Yankton.

Bringing home State superior trophies were Hannah Pommersheim with her Non-original oratory, Ariel Begley in the Serious Plays event, Breean Solberg in the Humorous Reading competition, and the cast of Ariel Begley, Cecily Engelhart, Anna Geis, Jessa Waters and Katarina Gombocz in the Readers Theatre competition.

With these winning results, Vermillion was also awarded a Team Excellence Award.

Nauhel Telleria, Brody Stone, Breean Solberg, Hannah Pommersheim, Ariel Begley, Cecily Engelhart, Anna Geis, Jessa Waters and Katarina Gombocz earned the right to perform at the State Festival after receiving top honors in the Regional competition held Nov. 14 at Vermillion High School.

Those who take the road to state must initially win first place in their event at a local competition. Held on Nov. 7, the VHS local tournament had 31 students vying for seven regional performance spots.

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