Tahoe City Rotary hosts high school speech and music contests
TAHOE, Calif. — On Tuesday, March 18, the Rotary Club of Tahoe City hosted its 11th annual high school Music & Speech Contests at the Dockside 700 Grill.
Five musicians from North Tahoe High School competed. North Tahoe High Music Director Dean Nordby sent a talented group to the competition.
The participants included Picabo Fraas playing French horn; Logan McDonald playing trumpet; John Humphreys playing bass trombone; Grace Lindemann playing clarinet and Bonnie Goslin playing clarinet.
The competition resulted in a very close contest as judged by local adjudicators Shauna Righellis, Lena Meyer and Kevin Hyche. John Humphreys took first place honors, Grace Lindemann placed second, and Logan McDonald placed third.
Cash prizes were awarded to the top three finishers. All contestants received certificates of merit for their performances.
Humphreys and Lindemann, from the Tahoe City competition, will advance to the Rotary Area Contest on April 22 at the Truckee High School auditorium at 5 p.m. They will compete with the top finishers from the Incline Village and Truckee Rotary competitions.
The Rotary Area Speech Contest will be held prior to the music contest.
The speech contest had two participants, Haley Perkins and Ingrid Roske.
Roske took first place honors and will advance to the Area Speech Contest. The theme for the speech contest was “Engage Rotary, Change Lives — Living a Life of Service Above Self.”
The winner of the Area Music Contest will advance to the Rotary District Championship at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nev. on May 17 at 2:30 p.m.
The winner of the Area Speech Contest will advance to the District Championship, also on May 17, at 9:30 a.m. at the Nugget.
The first, second and third-place contestants from 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.