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Licking Heights Local School District News Article

Students find success at national Chinese competition

By Tori King, communications intern


A little over a year ago, hundreds of students from across the country traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the second annual National Math-Science-Arts Competition. The first year of this competition, Licking Heights brought only two students. Last year, the district brought 20 students, ranging from eighth-graders to seniors and Students placed in the character bee and the performing category.

This year’s competition started off a little rocky. Las Vegas, where the competition was held, had snow for the first time in ten years! The Clark County School District had a snow day on Friday, and local students were not able to attend. Even with many of the technical difficulties, the competition continued - and Licking Heights students managed to win in almost all categories!

Unlike last year, the performing and visual arts categories used traditional OMEA ratings of I, II, or III, with I being superior. 

Congratulations to the students who were awarded the following:

Character Bee
Level I
Second, Camille Mattox
Fourth, Jocelyn Galloway

Level II
First, Ellie Lewis
Second, Anna Singh
Third, Derrick Dedino

Level IV
First, Madison Ellcessor
Second, Cassie Sharp

Level V
Second, Olivia Roth
Third, Katie Bohn

Visual Arts
2D HS 
Superior Rating
Olivia Roth
Rebecca Powers
Anna Singh

Excellent Rating
Madison Ellcessor

MS 2D 
Superior Rating
Jocelyn Galloway

Digital Media 
Excellent Rating
Madison Ellcessor

Performing Arts
Superior Rating
Clarinet solo - Ellie Lewis 
Choir Ensemble - Anna Singh, Tori King, Katie Bohn and Cassie Sharp
Skit - Derrick Dedino, Rebecca Powers, Katie Bohn, Cassie Sharp, Jayden Alcorn, Ian Kenney and Anusha Ghimirey
Dance - Jocelyn Galloway
 
Excellent Rating
Instrumental Solo - Camille Mattox 

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