by Jessyca Cardinell
Community members gathered as the Gouverneur Central School District presented the 116th Annual Dean Oratoricals on the evening of April 24 in the high school auditorium.
Ushering the audience into the auditorium were seniors Grace Cummings and Elaina Porter.
Advisor Mr. Michael Bason worked with the four students who put together short skit performances to be judged by John Dixon, Mary Dixon, Arnie Roberts, Dale Streeter and Phil Shatraw.
Hope Leader was first to perform as she gave a heart wrenching performance of When It's Over by Christyna Belden, a story of the horror a young girl experiences through abortion.
Lisa Marie Lopez-Baez came out next giving her all as she performed The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.
Jenneca Cook provided hilarious entertainment and left the audience in stitches with her rendition of Thank You So Much For Stopping by Halley Feiffer.
Kayla Hocking gave an in depth performance of Romeo and Juliet by Hobo Jackson.
After the performances were finished the Select Strings gave performances under the direction of Mr. Victor Correa. The judges gathered collectively to decide the winners based on their performances.
High School Principal Cory Wood announced the winners of the event.
Fourth place honorable mentioned went to Kayla Hocking, third place went to Lisa Marie Lopez-Baez and second place was handed to Hope Leader. Jenneca Cook took home first place honors for her second year in a row.
Congratulations to all four young ladies who put together stellar performances. Sponsoring the event was The Gouverneur Foundation Buckets for Bob Wildcat Alumni Foundation.