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VCHS Students Awarded Top Honors at Region 2-AA Literary Meet
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Literary participants: (L to R)  William Velasquez, Rena McKenzie, Landon Miller, Alisa Velazquez, Taylor O’Neal, Lyric Wardlaw, Samantha Stanley, Chastity Oliver, Walker Wheeler, Kali Hodges, Derman Simmons, Lydia Yawn, Anthony Edgerton, Bryce Spivey, Landon Lindsay, Jason Bauer
Literary participants: (L to R) William Velasquez, Rena McKenzie, Landon Miller, Alisa Velazquez, Taylor O’Neal, Lyric Wardlaw, Samantha Stanley, Chastity Oliver, Walker Wheeler, Kali Hodges, Derman Simmons, Lydia Yawn, Anthony Edgerton, Bryce Spivey, Landon Lindsay, Jason Bauer

 

 

Metter, GA, March 4, 2017

Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Vidalia Comprehensive High School Literary Team who received the highest honors at the Georgia High School Association Region 2-AA Literary Meet on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Metter High School, bringing home the Region Champion trophy for the fourth consecutive year in music and literary events.  In a region that includes Bacon County, Benedictine, Bryan County, Jeff Davis, Metter, and St. Vincent's Academy, Swainsboro, and Toombs County, Vidalia’s performances brought home the Region Title.

In the music events division for the GHSA, there are four categories of competition: Girls’ Solo, Boys’ Solo, Girls’ Trio, and Boys’ Quartet. Under the direction of choral director John Morgan, girls’ Soloist Chastity Oliver, soprano, won the region Girls’ Solo title with her renditions of a Handel’s Italian aria “Care Selve” and “Climb Every Mountain” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Walker Wheeler, baritone, took first place as Boys’ Soloist singing “Si tra i ceppi” in Italian by Handel and “Ride On King Jesus” arranged by Burleigh.

Kali Hodges, Lyric Wardlaw, and Lydia Yawn, performing for VCHS as Girls’ Trio, won the region title performing Marenzio’s “The Lovely Rose” A Cappella and “Hard-Hearted Hannah.” The VCHS Boys’ Quartet, Anthony Edgerton, Landon Lindsay, Landon Miller, and Walker Wheeler, performed “The Farmer’s Boy,” an English Air arranged by R. Vaughn Williams, and “Bad Buncha Boys Singin’ Barbershop.” Their performance earned them the top honor in the region meet as well.

Under literary coach Hollie Ikner, other VCHS students also excelled. Besides the music events, the other literary events include personal, rhetorical, and argumentative essay writing; dramatic, humorous, and duo oral interpretation; and domestic and international extemporaneous speaking. First place finishers were Derman Simmons (personal essay writing), Jason Bauer (dramatic oral interpretation), Samantha Stanley (humorous oral interpretation), and Lydia Yawn and Taylor O’Neal (duo oral interpretation). Other team members who contributed to VCHS success were William Velasquez (argumentative essay writing), Alisa Velazquez (rhetorical essay writing), Rena McKenzie (domestic extemporaneous speaking), and Bryce Spivey (international extemporaneous speaking).

VCHS earned First Place overall in the region, bringing home the region trophy. The school and community can be very proud of this Literary Team. Congratulations to these excellent students, and to Hollie Ikner, Literary Coach, and John Morgan, Choral Director at Vidalia High.

  Members of the 2017 Vidalia Comprehensive High School Literary Team, who received the highest honors at the Georgia High School Association Region 2-AA Literary Meet on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Metter High School, bringing home the Region Champion trophy for the fourth consecutive year in music and literary events.

Literary participants: William Velasquez, Rena McKenzie, Landon Miller, Alisa Velazquez, Taylor O’Neal, Lyric Wardlaw, Samantha Stanley, Chastity Oliver, Walker Wheeler, Kali Hodges, Derman Simmons, Lydia Yawn, Anthony Edgerton, Bryce Spivey, Landon Lindsay, Jason Bauer

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