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Kids win at festival


December 20, 2018 | View PDF

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Brooklyn Allred from Richland won 1st place in Grade 4-6 for Humorous Solo.

Students recited their humorous or serious readings in front of teachers, parents, advisors and coaches as part The Regional Oral Language competition Thursday at Sequoia Elementary School in Shafter.

First- and second-place winners from the local schools' Oral Language Festival moved on to compete at the Regional competition. The school cafeteria was filled with students ready to recite their speeches as parents and coaches looked on.

Richland School District Superintendent Dagoberto Garcia and Assistant Superintendent Rocio Munoz hosted the competition. First-place winners will participate in the County Oral Language Competition to be held Jan. 26 at Stone Creek Junior High in Bakersfield. Following are the results of the Regional Competition.

4-6 Grades

Serious Solo

First-place winner was Jackie Reyes from Maple who recited The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Second-place winner was Tatianna Angulo from Richland who recited The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

Humorous Solo

First-place winner was Brooklyn Allred from Richland who recited Pinkalicious by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann. Second-place winner was Mia Bailey from Richland School District who recited Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill.

Serious Duo

First-place winners were Aly Sandoval and Judith Rodriguez from Richland who recited Just a Bully by Gina & Mercer Mayer. Second-place winners were Eloisa Ocampo and Yatzary Orpineda from Wasco who recited The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

Humorous Duo

First-place winners were Emma Gomez and Samantha Valdebenito from Wasco who recited Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. Second-place winners were Megan Bloemhof and Klarissa Gomez from Maple who recited Thump, Quack, Moo; A Wacky Adventure

Verse Choir

First-place winners were Genisis Escalera, Valeria Cantoriano, Valerie Diaz, Elizabeth Flores, Natalie Acosta and Samantha Bautista from Richland who recited Barbie by Gary Soto. Second-place winners were Camryn Eubanks, Sesilia Rodriguez, Serenity Rodriguez and Quetzel Garcia from Richland who recited The Ultra Violets: Volume 1 by Sophie Bell.

7-8 Grade

Humorous Solo

First-place winner was Alexander Aguirre from Richland who performed Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits. Second-place winner was Paula Obeso from Richland who recited No News by Connie Regan and Blake and Barbara Freeman.

Humorous Duo

First-place winners were Areli Solis and Alyse Biggs from Maple who recited Dogs vs. Cats by Chris Gall. Second-place winners were Nadia Ornealas and Dayana Limon from Wasco who recited Clueless by Midru Killer.

Serious Solo

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Eloise Ocampo and Yatzary Orpineda took home 2nd place in Grade 4-6 Serious Duo.

First-place winner was Natalia Crane from Wasco who recited The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson. Second-place winner was Addison Fore from Richland who recited Missing Mandy by Peg Kehrer.

Serious Duo

First-place winners were Abigail Martinez and Sara Bernal from Wasco who recited It's Hard to Say Good-Bye by Shirley Ullon.

Verse Choir

First-place winners were Janitizia Valenzuela, Valeria Zarate, Yuridia Tovar, Lynda Rumbo, Kimberly Utene and Lilliana Valdez from Richland who recited What One Boy Can Show a Girl by Sarah Edman. Second-place winners were Andrew Montano Lopez, Isaac Ocampo, Rigoberto Campos and Julians Herrera from Wasco who recited I Survived the Child's Blizzard by Lauren Ta.


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