Sunday, December 2, 2012

State Oral Interp Festival Recap

Blogging has been light for the past few weeks for a few reasons, but the biggest was the effort to complete the tasks on the to-do list for hosting the SDHSAA State Oral Interpretation Festival. Fortunately, the administration, faculty, custodial and maintenance staff, and the food service staff at Yankton High School made the job easy. Lisa Scheve of the Yankton Convention and Business Bureau hosted a great hospitality lounge  and Julia Hussein and the Yankton Parents of Debaters did a marvelous job with concessions. Most importantly, fellow coaches Terri Mandel and Matt Termansen along with the YHS interp and debate students went above and beyond the call of duty to help everything run smoothly. When we host in the future, I'm going to get a lawn chair and sip some lemonade instead of worrying.

I'd like to highlight just a couple of other highlights from the weekend in no particular order:

1. Re-uniting with Darren Jackson, an impressive young man, who suffered through my classes for his entire high school career.

2. Catching up with Cory Heidelberger--one needs to read that term figuratively; no one can catch up with the indefatigable one who walks faster than any other human I have ever seen.

3. Seeing our cat spit his Friday morning pill into the opening of a Coke Zero can.

4. Watching some young'uns from Milbank High School, still wearing their competition dress clothes, use light sabers to complete an assignment over Othello.

I hope to resume regular blogging.

No comments: