On Monday, November 8, 2021, Watchdog Oral Interp members competed in a local event held in the choir room. Audience members had the chance to experience 27-selections from Watchdog Nation. Students presented pieces in the following categories: Reader's Theatre, Duet Acting, Storytelling, Drama, Non-Original Oratory, Poetry, and Humor. Our local Watchdog winners advance to the Region 1 Contest on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Vermillion, South Dakota. 

Contestants for Region 1 on November 16 in Vermillion:

  • Non-original Oratory "Get Real" written by Michelle Tornberg Andrews & Performed by Espyn Klungseth
  • Serious Interp "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" written by Celeste Raspanti & Performed by Elena Andrews
  • Poetry "Flattened Fauna...Stop and Eat" written by Jim Gustafson & Performed by Emma Andrews
  • Humorous Interp "Forensics Nightmare" written by Deborah Karczewski & Performed by Allie Westra
  • Storytelling "Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" written by Kevin Henkes & Performed by Emma Andrews
  • Duet Acting "Open to Interpretation" written by Ken Bradbury & Performed by Elena Andrews and Max Josko
  • Readers Theatre "2B (or Not 2B)" written by Jacquelyn Reingold & Performed by Allie Westra, Max Josko, and Keely Merrigan