Two oral interp participants have earned themselves a chance to perform at the 2018 State Oral Interp Festival. Brooke-Lynn Hawthorne of Dell Rapids and Aubry Hansen from Dell Rapids St Mary both qualified from their respective regions.
Hawthorne qualified for her storytelling piece that was performed at the Class A Region III meet on Monday, November 12th at Brookings. Dell Rapids also had a few students earn alternate spots. They include Tim Jaycox in humor, Ella Lueders in serious, Jaycox and Emily Dorn in duet acting, and the reader’s theater team of Kat Fletcher, Peyton Gleason, Jaycox, Lueders, and Krystal Stange.
Hansen advanced to the regions in the serious reading category after her district performance on Wednesday, November 7th in Madison. Hansen’s performance at the regional meet on Tuesday, November 13th in Sioux Falls earned her a trip to the state competition. Thomas Eining advanced through the district meet to the regions, but fell just short of qualifying for state.
The 2018 South Dakota State Oral Interp Festival will be held on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at the Lake Area Technical Institue and Watertown High School. Hawthorne’s storytelling category will start at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Lake Area Technical Institute. Hansen’s serious reading category will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Watertown High School.