Friday, April 19, 2013
The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team achieved historic results in Bend.
At the OSAA District 14 championship tournament, Hood River qualified eight students for state, with a ninth student going as an alternate.
This represents the largest contingent Hood River has sent to state championships in the young team’s history, going back to its founding in 2005.
Qualifiers were: senior Jack Patterson, first place in Poetry Reading; senior Ty Bofferding, first place in Radio Commentary; senior Luis Santillan, first place in Memorized Humorous; senior Jessica Wagar, second place in Poetry Reading; Nils Engbersen and Garrett Kelley (sophomores), first place team Public Forum Debate; freshman Hannah Hart, third place in Impromptu; junior Austin Spezia-Schwiff, qualified by default.
In Student Congress senior Jade James took third place in both Radio Commentary and After-Dinner Speaking.
The team of Jack Patterson and Ty Bofferding had already qualified for both state and national championships in Public Forum Debate on the strength of their previous results.
First-year coach Jonathan Estey was thrilled by the team’s results and is looking forward to the OSAA state championships at Western Oregon University, April 18-20.
More like this story
- Letters to the Editor for Sept. 23 edition
- Editor’s Notebook: Helping kids be better readers is a SMART move
- Monday in CL: Fire recovery information presented at Port Pavilion
- Thank you, firefighters
- Summer of Smoke
- Foundation gives $50,000 to library for collections, projects
- Another Voice: Finding ‘Best of All Worlds’ in the area of cell tower permit requests
- Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23
- ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ Sunday
- Fun, or learning, or both: A week full of local events and activities
"The tangled skirt" opens run at unique venue
Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge