A group of about 20 students from Standard and Bearsley Middle Schools went in front of a crowd for a special competition.
It was for the Kern County Oral Language Festival.
Students performed three to five minute presentations from one of five categories including serious solos, humorous solos and verse choir.
“This is the first time I’ve done a serious solo,” said sixth grader Marina, “I think I did pretty well.”
Superintendent Paul Meyers said it was an opportunity for students to creatively express their love of literature and dramatic speaking skills. “The oral festival brings out the best in our kids. It gives them a chance to achieve at higher levels and compete with their peers.”
First place winners from today’s competition will move on to a county-level competition next month.
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