ORATORS COMPETING IN REGION 2B COMPETITION
Three performers/groups from Menno, two from Freeman Public and seven from Freeman Academy have all qualified for the Region 2B oral interpretation competition.
In a field of six competitors in the Non-Original Oratory division, Freeman Public’s Lily Wipf, Freeman Academy’s Samuela Ndongosieme and Menno’s Maggie Miller will each be competing for one spot in the state field.
The Humorous category will see the same level of local excitement as Freeman Academy’s Angelyn Allison, Menno’s Kyle Kyriss and Freeman Public’s Ava Ammann will be looking to sweep the category in a field of six.
The Menno Reader’s Theater of Brady Fergen, Caden Fischer, Madelyn Heckenlaible, Carly Herrboldt and Kyriss will face off against five other teams, including the Freeman Academy team of Tyler Brockmueller, Ben Anderson and Gabe Miller.
Rounding out the local slate of competitors is Freeman Academy’s Laura Ilunga in Serious Prose, Alyssa Fink in Storytelling, Emberlynn Niemann in Poetry, and the team of Allison and Fink, who are hoping for their fourth-straight trip to the state festival in the category of Duet.
The original, in-person Region 2B competition was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 but the South Dakota High School Activities Association determined that all competitions should be conducted via recorded submissions this year. All schools with region qualifiers have until midnight on Thursday, Nov. 19 to upload events for the last round of judging prior to the state festival, which is scheduled for Dec. 4-5.