North Tahoe youth impress at music, speech contest
On March 31, the Rotary Club of Tahoe City hosted its 12th annual high school music and speech contests at the Dockside 700 Grill.
Five musicians from North Tahoe High School competed. Dean Nordby, the North Tahoe High Music Director, sent a talented group to the competition.
Participants included Ryan Heisinger on trombone, Picabo Fraas on French horn, Jackson Shaw on clarinet, Nicole Marinoff on clarinet, and Grace Lindemann on clarinet.
The competition resulted in a very close contest, judged by local adjudicators Lena Meyer, Kevin Hyche and Jesse Steele.
Lindemann took first place honors, Heisinger placed second, and Shaw placed third. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three finishers. All contestants received certificates of merit for their performances.
Lindemann, from the Tahoe City competition, will advance to the Rotary Area Contest on April 22 at the Cornerstone Community Church at 300 Country Drive in Incline Village.
She will compete with the top finishers from the Incline Village and Truckee rotary competitions.
The speech contest had one participant, Kyla Pierce, who was the default first place winner and will advance to the Area Speech Contest.
The winner of the Area Music Contest will advance to the Rotary District Championship on May 16 at 2:30 p.m at Harrah’s in South Lake Tahoe.
The winner of the Area Speech Contest will advance to the District Championship, also on May 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Harrah’s.
First, second and third place contestants, in both contests, will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500.
The Rotary District 5190 now encompasses 58 Rotary clubs in Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.
This article was submitted to the Sun by Warren Wagner, of the Rotary Club of Tahoe City.
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