Oral Interpretation team finishes strong at state festival

Members of the Vermillion High School oral interpretation team earned a team excellence trophy and brought home four superior medals from the State Oral Interpretation Festival held in Sioux Falls on Dec. 4 & 5.

The road to state began with the local contest held Nov. 9. From this, one winner was selected in each of the seven interpretation categories to continue on at the regional contest held in Harrisburg on Nov. 17.  Vermillion High School captured the first place regional team trophy and advanced the following students to the state festival: Sam Miller, Rosie Ahmed, Holly Irwin, Julie Renner, Doug Kronaizl, Leah Geis, Garret Olson, and Joe Geis. In addition to bringing home a team trophy from state, the following students were superior medal winners: Sam Miller, Rosie Ahmed, Doug Kronaizl, Leah Geis, Garret Olson, and Joe Geis.

Sixteen students comprise this year's VHS oral interpretation team. In addition to their strong showing at regions and state, the team won Division A contest first place trophies in tournaments at Sioux Falls Washington and Aberdeen High School.

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