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2017-11-30 / Sports

Pulliam-Sanchez Lead Little Wound to State Oral Interp Festival

BY TOM CRASH
LCT CORRESPONDENT


Little Wound senior Gabriel Pulliam-Sanchez took first in Serious Reading and second in Storytelling. Little Wound’s Readers Theatre took second as well with Pulliam-Sanchez, Lifazz Lone Tree, Severt Long Soldier Little Wound senior Gabriel Pulliam-Sanchez took first in Serious Reading and second in Storytelling. Little Wound’s Readers Theatre took second as well with Pulliam-Sanchez, Lifazz Lone Tree, Severt Long Soldier ABERDEEN - Following Oral Interp Regionals in Rapid City last week, Little Wound qualified students in three out of the seven divisions for the State Oral Interp Festival scheduled for Dec. 1, 2 in Aberdeen, Serious Reading, Storytelling and Readers Theatre.

Little Wound senior Gabriel Pulliam-Sanchez took first in Serious Reading and second in Storytelling. Little Wound’s Readers Theatre took second as well with Pulliam- Sanchez, Lifazz Lone Tree, Severt Long Soldier and Christopher Cuny. The top three finishers in each division qualified for the State Oral Interp Festival.

“We went into regionals with hopes of qualifying students in each of the seven divisions,” said Dan Snethen, Little Wound’s Oral Interp coach in his 22nd year coaching Oral Interpretation at Little Wound, “our region had some strong competition so we ended up with four qualifiers in three divisions; we’re looking forward to State.”

Competition opens Friday, Dec. 1 in Aberdeen at Aberdeen Central High School, Serious Reading starts at 9am with Gabriel Pulliam-Sanchez reading “The Killer Inside Me.” Chamberlain’s Macy Valandra is reading “My Mother’s Touch”.

Reader’s Theatre is at 1:30 on Friday, Little Wound reads “Poetry Remix arranged by Triton Stillwater” and includes Lifazz Lone Tree, Severt Long Soldier, Christopher Cuny and Gabriel Sanchez- Pulliam.

Storytelling is Friday evening at 6pm and includes Gabriel Pulliam- Sanchez with “Of Mice and Men”. An additional entry includes Calico Ducheneaux/Mobridge- Pollock with “Murder in the Gallery”.

In Poetry Reading at 1:30pm on Saturday Kendra Elk Looks Back/Todd County with “Manly Look”.

“We’re looking forward to Friday and Saturday at the State Oral Interp Festival, Little Wound students are great ambassadors for the Lakota Nation,” said Snethen, “and we’re already looking forward to next year with an outstanding and very talented freshman class.”

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