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Rotary Club of Tahoe City speech, music winners to advance

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Tuesday, April 16, The Rotary Club of Tahoe City hosted the Rotary Area 3 (Truckee, Incline Village and Tahoe City) 9th Annual High School Music and Speech Contests at the North Tahoe High School auditorium.

Six musicians participated in a spirited competition. Truckee was represented by Sam Zabell on violin and Lucas Rohlf on tenor sax. Incline Village was represented by Alex Schrage on electric guitar and Rachel Pober on piano. Tahoe City was represented by John Humphreys on bass trombone and Grace Lindemann on clarinet. All of the musicians had been top finishers at Rotary club level competitions in the three communities.

The judges for the competition indicated there was only a 2.5 point differential between the three top finishers on a scale of 100. John Humpheys took first place honors, Sam Zabell placed second and Rachel Pober placed third. The top three finishers received cash awards of $300, $200 and $100, respectively.

John Humphreys will advance to the Rotary District 5190 Music Contest at John Ascuaga's Nugget, in Sparks, Nev. on May 18 at 2:30 p.m. Rotary District 5190 is composed of 58 clubs in the California Mother Lode, Northeastern California and the vast area of Northern Nevada. The district has a geographic area of 80,000 square miles. The top three finishers, at the finals, will receive cash awards of $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively.

Four students participated in the speech contest. Incline Village was represented by Ryan Eppolito and Estefania Rivera. Truckee was represented by Sam Zabell. Tahoe City was represented by Bridget Schroepfer. Sam Zabell took top honors, followed by Ryan Eppolito who placed second and Estefania Rivera finishing in third place. The top finishers also received cash awards. All contestants received Certificates of Merit.

Sam Zabell will advance to the District Speech Contest in Sparks on May 18 at 9 a.m.

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The top three finishers, at the finals, will also receive cash awards of $1,000, $750 and $500.