Contestants Move on to Regions

Molly Graesser

On November 12, oral interpretation contestants participated in districts at the Winner Playhouse. Of the seven Gregory pieces performed, five will move on to regions. Gregory was two points away from receiving the team trophy. Gregory’s members moving on include: Emma Axelsson, Natalee Graesser, Codi Horst, Dowain Kerner, Josh Haugen, Sarah Sieh, and Josh Wagner.

            Two pieces are alternates for the region contest, and they are Molly Graesser and Haugen’s pieces. Coach Graber said, “Gregory did fantastic at districts, five of our seven pieces are moving on to regions, and the two that aren’t are alternates. I am very pleased with our performances that day. Of the eight schools there, we placed second as a team, and only lost the top trophy by two points to Rapid City Christian. I have high hopes for our team in regions, and I believe we have a good chance to qualify for the state tournament in Watertown in December.”

           Regions will be held on Nov. 25 in Pierre at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel.  Come support the contestants as they compete for a spot in the state competition