The Festival Sweepstakes award at the annual Southeastern Louisiana University Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival, held recently on campus, went to Dutchtown High School.

“This event has been taking place for over 30 years,” said communication instructor Terri Miller-Drufner, who coordinated the event. “And the talent continues to shine in our area. These students work hard all year and represent their schools in the competition that could possibly send them to the State Literary Rally.”

Students who receive superior rankings in their categories qualify for state competition.