The 38th annual Festival of the Performing Arts is over for another year.
The event was held on March 7 – 20, at the Nechako Valley Senior Secondary School in Vanderhoof, B.C.
Awards were given in the vocal, speech arts, strings and piano categories.
Two students from Fort St. James, Minna Jones and Nyah Duncan, received first class honours in the piano category.
A piano workshop was offered on March 15 and the festival wrapped up with a Spring Arts Gala Concert on March 20.
Speech Arts Results:
List of Participants in the Speech Arts Festival, 2016
Adjudicator – Christina Rogers
First Class Honours with Distinction
Mr. Gray’s Grade Four Class, Evelyn Dickson School
First Class Honours
Mary Jayne Brown
Grade 3 & 4 Class, Northside Christian School
Grade 12 English class, Northside Christian School
Best Overall Speech Arts Award: Mr. Gray’s Grade 4 Class, Evelyn Dickson School
Adjudicator’s Choice Speech Arts Award, Junior: Sarah Thiessen
Adjudicator’s Choice Speech Arts Award, Intermediate: Emma Wiebe
Provincials Recommendation, Junior Speech Arts: Breanna Challen of Prince George
Observer: Melissa Clemson of Prince George
Provincial Recommendation, Open Shakespeare Duo: Josh Reurink and Molly Fandrey of Prince George
Additional Provincials Observers: Molly Fandry and Sarah Thiessen of Vanderhoof