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Broadcaster Press 7 October 30, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com HOMECOMING2018 OCTOBER 2018 VERMILLION.K12.SD.US VERMILLION HIGH SCHOOL’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER BY LILLIAN MOCKLER AND HANNAH TURNER H omecoming is a special time of the school year. There are a variety of activities the Vermillion High School students participate in the entire week leading up to the big game. This year we played Elk Point-Jefferson. EPJ won the game 43-27. The theme for the student body was “Tanager Spirit”. Homecoming Week begins with Coronation and the Burning of the V, followed by the Peach Fuzz Volleyball Game, crazy dress up days, Noon Olympics and the Pep Rally and then ends with a student tailgate on Friday night before the football game. The Burning of the V consists of all of the students gathering around a large wooden V which is set ablaze to express great team spirit. The Peach Fuzz Volleyball Game is where many of the Junior and Senior boys meet in the gym to play volleyball; all of the students love to watch this game. The Dress-up Days are VHS Students show their Tanager Spirit at Homecoming. Submitted photo. a great way to encourage school spirit. On Tuesday, most of the students wore pajamas to school, Wednesday was “Jersey Day,” Thursday was “Aloha Day,” and Friday was “Spirit Day.” The student tailgate on Friday night was brand new this year; it was a huge success. All of the students loved to play games, eat great food, and win prizes. On Saturday, there was a dance including VHS students and, for the first time, past alumni. The entire community was also invited to attend. The band, Canby Misfits, played and were a big hit with all the students. All of these activities are a good way to make homecoming week fun and encourages students and the community to be part of something bigger. Oral Interpretation BY MADDI KALLSEN O ral Interpretation expresses many kinds of literature presented in a dramatic way. Stories are told, poems are professed, comedies and tragedies are performed and people come together to cel- ebrate the diverse art of literature. Many students are involved and appreciate being part of such a fun way to express what kind of literature they relate to. It helps those involved be more active and informed and also improves public speaking skills. Mrs. Mary Begley, one of the English Happy Halloween! great faith in all involved. The most recent competition was October 25; there are more competitions planned for Novem- Dr. Matthew Knutson Dr. Richard Knutson ber. Check out our Tanager Calendar for competition dates and locations. After the Oral Interpretation season wraps up in November, many of the participants will start preparing for the Debate season, which opens in December. Each month, the Vermillionaire will focus on one of the Clubs and Activities offered at Vermillion High School. teachers at the Vermillion High School, is the director of the Oral Interpretation team. She is very excited for the coming season of competition and has AUTHOR, SAM MILLER, VISITS VERMILLION 605-624-6291 www.KnutsonFamilyDentistry.com Quality Motors • Sales 401 W Cherry • Vermillion • Service 605-624-5585 www.qualitymotor.com BY CAROLINE HORTON S am Miller, a current graduate student at the University of Southern California and a former Vermillion High School graduate, is currently on the best-seller list for his novel, “A Lite Too Bright.” Sam Miller was born and raised in Vermillion, South Dakota, and now resides in Los Angeles, Califor- nia. He coaches Little League Baseball, in addition to writing novels and directing music videos. Sam began writing his first novel while on tour with the rock band Paradise Fears. He knew growing up he always wanted to write for film and television, Former VHS Student and Best-Selling author, Sam Miller, speaks to VHS students about his book. Photo by Caroline Horton. but never dreamed he would write a book. He is very proud of Vermillion and wears his hometown heritage as a badge of honor. Sam stated, “I think that everyone at Vermillion High School was incredibly transformative and I carry that with me everywhere I go, and being back here just reminds me of how much I love being a student.” Sam recently visited Vermillion High School and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library and talked about his debut novel; explaining the meaning behind it. The book is about an eighteen year-old kid, who takes a train trip across the southern United States to find Congratulations Justin Sorensen Winner for the week of November 25th Justin has excelled in the classroom and community and we are proud to announce his acheivements. Watch KSFY Monday nights at 6 p.m. to see the winner for the week. 1410 E. Cherry, Vermillion 605-624-2673 * clayunionelectric.coop the meaning behind the clues his grandfather left him, before passing. The book is considered to be a mysteryadventure novel. I highly recommend reading it if you love a mystery-adventure. 5 W. Cherry St. Vermillion 624-4444 Tanager Merchandise, Greeting Cards, Candies, Home Decor and Many Other Great Gift Ideas! 1216 E. Cherry St., Ste. 101 Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-2646 www.premierrealestateltd.com CALENDAR October 2018 26 No School 8am- 1pm: Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30pm-3:45pm- Teacher In-Service State “Chorus/Orchestra” @ Rapid City 27 TBA- ACT Test @VHS Lewis and Clark Festival @Yankton State “Chorus/Orchestra” Rapid City 30 Austin Picture Retake Day November 2018 1 VB Regions 4A @Highest Seeds 4 Daylight Savings Time Ends 5 4pm-8pm Local Oral Interp. Showcase/ Region Qualifier @VHS 6 Election Day VB Sweet 16 @TBA 8 State “Football” @Dakota Dome 9 PLT Day- Early Dismissal: All Schools Dismissed @1:30 State “Football” @Dakota Dome 10 State “Football” @Dakota Days 12 7pm School Board Meeting @Al Neuharth Media Center, USD Campus 13 Class “A” Region Oral Interp. Contest @ VHS 4:30pm 7th/8th GBB: Beresford (H) Mr. Brunick’s 41st Birthday! 14 Middle School Picture Retake Day High School Picture Retake Day 15 Jolley Picture Retake Day 4:30pm 7th/8th GBB: Canton (T) 16 7pm VHS Fall Show @VHS 17 7pm VHS Fall Show @VHS State “A” Volleyball @Sioux Falls 20 Yankton Area Honor Band Festival @ Yankton 4:30pm 7th/8th GBB: Dakota Valley (T) 21 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Vacation 22 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Vacation 23 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Vacation 27 6:30pm & 7:30pm 1st/2nd Grade Concert @VHS 6pm Gymnastics Triangular (H) Runners-Up Oral Interp. Festival @ Mt.Marty College, Yankton 29 4:30pm 7th/8th GBB: EPJ (H) 30 7pm Dance Inferno Recital @VHS State “Oral Interp. Festival” @ Watertown
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