Four Pieces Move on to State in Oral Interp


Emma Thomas, journalist

The Gregory Oral Interp. Team traveled to Pierre for the region contest on Nov. 18. The competition started at 9:00 at the Ramkota Inn. The Gregory Gorillas have four pieces moving on to state.

Keeley Klein, who competed in the serious category, placed second with the piece “Plain Girl Versus the Demon” and is moving onto state. Christian Spann competed in the storytelling division and placed first, also moving on to state with his piece “The Man in the Red Bandana.” Salma Serr competed in the humorous category with her piece “The Fart That (Almost) Altered My Destiny.” Salma placed first and is moving on to state. The readers theatre team, Grant Thomas, Tommy Determan, Salma Serr, Jaslee Kerner, BriLee Peck, and Rhoss Oliver is an alternate for the state competition.

Christian Spann and Keeley Klein performed their duet “The Marriage Counselor.” They placed third, and they are also moving on to the state competition.

“This season has been fun and exciting; I can’t wait to see what happens at state for our small team,” said Keeley Klein.

The state festival is held at Yankton High School on December 6-7. The contest starts at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Salma Serr competes at 1:30, Christian Spann competes at 6:00 p.m., Klein and Spann compete at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, and Keeley Klein competes at 1:30 Saturday afternoon.