2017 Oral Language Festival: Junior High/Middle School (Grades 7-8)

Congratulations to the following students who earned awards at the District’s Junior High/Middle School (Grades 7-8) Oral Language Festival held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017:


Serious Interpretation Solo

1st Place:  Chloe Garcia, Chipman Junior High School

2nd Place:  Anjel Flores, Downtown School

3rd Place:  Emely Espinoza, Stiern Middle School

4th Place:  Elyse Holladay, Cato Middle School


Humorous Interpretation Solo

1st Place:  De Leah Johnson, Chipman Junior High School

2nd Place:  Emily Barron, Cato Middle School

3rd Place:  McKelvey Rickett, Downtown School

4th Place:  Anjolie Bustillos, Compton Junior High School


Serious Interpretation Duo

1st Place:  Krina Ghadia and Jazleen Salinas, Cato Middle School

2nd Place:  Kya Haner and Tiffany Wright, Chipman Junior High School

3rd Place:  Alyssa Escalante and Kailynn Harden, Compton Junior High School

4th Place:  Ella Haverstock and Janessa Rosorosa, Downtown School


Humorous Interpretation Duo

1st Place:  Lucia Mares and Yuliana Miranda, Cato Middle School

2nd Place:  Aiden Rand and Sophia Resolme, Downtown School

3rd Place:  Madison Edwards and Mina Medel, Chipman Junior High School


Verse Choir

1st Place:  Downtown School- Jorja Baker, Jenner Hutson, and Samantha Romero

2nd Place:  Cato Middle School- Amber Garza, Ellysa Hveem, Ashley Lopes, Olivia Serrano, and Lucy Sperber

3rd Place:  Chipman Junior High School- Surya Cisneros, Tabitha Gummings, Layla Linton, Crista Luna, Jenna Shaffer, and Natalie Shaffer

4th Place:  Stiern Middle School- Alexandria Carlson, Nathan Conway, Julia Cueva, and Vanesa Garcia


Best “Overall” Team School Award

TIE- Cato Middle School- Ms. Siegrin Heiss, Coach

TIE- Chipman Junior High School- Ms. Cindy Bonetti and Ms. Ann Doolittle, Coaches


These students will join other winners who are selected at the District’s upcoming Elementary (Grades 4-6) Oral Language Festival on December 2, 2017 to represent the District at the Kern County Oral Language Festival.  Scores were very high in general, and we can look forward to BCSD being well-represented at the County Event which will take place on January 27, 2018.


Thank you to all of our outstanding coaches for their work preparing students!

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