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50th annual Kern County Oral Language Festival winners announced

Kern County Superintendent of Schools


February 27, 2021

Dozens of students who rose through their school, district and regional competitions presented their interpretations of a published literary work during the 50th annual Kern County Oral Language Festival. The event was held virtually this year and took place on Saturday, February 20.

Presentations were 3-5 minutes in length with grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 competing separately. Categories of competition were: Verse Choir, Humorous Interpretation Solo, Humorous Interpretation Duo, Serious Interpretation Solo and Serious Interpretation Duo.

Trophies were awarded to first through third place finishers. Those results are:

Grades 4-6

Serious Interpretation Solo

1st – Ronak Bose / Reagan Elementary

2nd – Reagan Contreras / Granite Pointe Elementary School

3rd – Samantha Coronado / Albany Park Elementary

Humorous Interpretation Solo

1st – Sidhan Ranganath / Reagan Elementary

2nd – Chyana Patterson / Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

3rd – Audrey Tapia / McKee Middle School

Serious Interpretation Duo

1st – Logan Duke and Cade Yoon / Old River Elementary

2nd – Valerie Macias and Annabelle Ortega / Valle Verde Elementary

3rd – Arianna Gonzalez and Irene Uribe / Valle Verde Elementary

Humorous Interpretation Duo

1st – Ansh Patel and Anjali Leva / Reagan Elementary

2nd – Marcella Guimarra and Madelyn Maxwell / Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

3rd – Demiana Mousa and Mark Mousa / Reagan Elementary

Verse Choir

1st – Anvika Thomas, Cymone Janel Canton, and Rupsa Daripa / Reagan Elementary

2nd – N/A (there was only one entry this year)

3rd – N/A (there was only one entry this year)

Grades 7/8

Serious Interpretation Solo

1st – Armindev Bhatti / La Vina Middle School

2nd – Bella Stine / Tevis Jr. High

3rd – Hannah Pacheco / Warren Jr. High

Humorous Interpretation Solo

1st – Bree Goessman / McKee Middle School

2nd – Mary Kim Park / St. John’s Lutheran

3rd – Ashley Wilson / Warren Jr. High

Humorous Interpretation Duo

1st – Anna Simone Resk and Justina Shehata / Warren Junior High

2nd – Emiliano Banuelos and Eric Cesenas / McKee Middle School

3rd – Jocelyn Fonseca Olivas and Jose David Fonseca Olivas / Stonecreek Jr. High


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