State festival nets recognition for Brookings High School oral interp team

LEFT: Students receiving a superior rating at the SDHSAA State Oral Interpretation Festival are, from left: Grace Davis (Drama/Duo), Jasmine Anawski (Duo), Gavin DuBray (Storytelling), Nana Yaa Dwomoh (Non-Original Oratory), and Nicholas Schran (Poetry). RIGHT: Members of the BHS oral interp team, back row from left, are: Tyler Livermont, Gavin DuBray, Nicholas Schran; second row, from left: Jasmine Anawski, Grace Davis, Nana Yaa Dwomoh, Olivia Anderson, Nancy Yang, Mollie Moore and, in front, Kaitlyn Doom.

BROOKINGS – Representatives from the Brookings High School oral interp team competed on Friday and Saturday in Mitchell at the SDHSAA State Festival. Ninety-one schools from across the state were represented in three classes of competition. Sixteen schools competed in the AA division.

Representing Brookings were:

  • Olivia Anderson – Humor
  • Grace Davis – Drama
  • Nana Yaa Dwomoh – Non- Original Oratory
  • Nicholas Schran – Poetry
  • Gavin DuBray – Storytelling
  • Grace Davis and Jasmine Anawski – Duo
  • Olivia Anderson, Gavin DuBray, Tyler Livermont, Kaitlyn Doom, Mollie Moore, and Nancy Yang – Reader’s Theater

Receiving a superior rating were Davis, Dwomoh, Schran, DuBray, and Davis/Anawski. The team also received a team excellence award.

This festival marks the end of the SDHSAA oral interp season. Students will continue competing through February in the National Speech and Debate Associaton speech season.

Brookings will host more than 18 schools on Dec.16-17 for the annual Bell Speech and Debate Tournament.