March 10-- Vidalia High School reports the boys quartet won top honors in area literary competition, according to a news release from Principal John Sharpe.
"Congratulations to the members of the 2018 Vidalia Comprehensive High School Literary Team who received high honors at the Georgia High School Association Region 1-AA and 2-AA Literary Meet on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Irwin County High School. In an unprecedented move, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), who oversees both athletic and Literary events, chose to combine the historic Region Literary Meet competitions into a double-region “Area” event, making competition twice as difficult. In the Area that includes Berrien County, Bryan County, Early County, Fitzgerald, Jeff Davis County, Metter, Thomasville, and Toombs County, Vidalia’s music event performers still did well.
(L-R) Luke Stinnett, Walker Wheeler, Landon Miller and Landon Lindsay.
"In the music events division for the GHSA, there are four categories of competition: Girls’ Solo, Boys’ Solo, Girls’ Trio, and Boys’ Quartet. The VCHS Boys’ Quartet, Landon Lindsay, Landon Miller, Luke Stinnett, and Walker Wheeler, performed “Cantate Domino,” and “Now Look Away” Their performance earned them the top honor in the Area Meet and they will advance to State Competition. Walker Wheeler, baritone, took the Area 1st Place Medal as Boys’ Soloist singing “Alma Del Core” in Italian by Caldara and “This is the Moment” by Bricusse and Wildhorn. Walker advances to State Competition as well.
"Girls’ Soloist Chastity Oliver, soprano, placed 1st Runner Up in Region and 3rd Place in Area with her renditions of a Michael Head’s Latin aria “Ave Maria” and “I Think that He Likes Me” by Kooman and Dimond. Angel Humphrey, Lyric Wardlaw, and Lydia Yawn, performing for VCHS as Girls’ Trio, won the region title performing “Old Joe Clark” and “Dona Nobis Pacem,” both A Cappella pieces. Although the group won region, they will not be advancing to State Competition because they placed 3rd in the Area Competition.
"Under Literary Coach Hollie Ikner, VCHS students also excelled. Samantha Stanley earned 2nd Place in Humorous Oral Interpretation category for her performance of “All Dressed Up And No Place To Go”, while Nancy McKenzie earned 2nd Place in Argumentative Essay. Lydia Yawn and Hannah Conner claimed 4th Place in Duo Oral Interpretation and Allison Pittman competed in Personal Essay.
"The school and community can be very proud of this Literary Team. Congratulations to these excellent students, and to Hollie Ikner, Literary Coach, and John Morgan, Choral Director at Vidalia High."