The South Dakota High School Activities Association announced its decision on Thursday to postpone the State Oral Interpretation Festival in Watertown. This decision comes as a result of an unfavorable weather forecast in the eastern part of the state for the weekend.
SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director Brooks Bowman released this full statement on Thursday.
Due to the winter storm that is in the forecast for this weekend, The State Oral Interp Festival is being postponed. The National Weather Service has been keeping us updated, but the path and severity of the storm is still uncertain. They are predicting very heavy snow and high winds beginning Friday night and continuing throughout Saturday. Travel will likely become very dangerous, so the decision has been made to postpone the State Interp Festival. We are currently looking into potential dates to reschedule the event and will let you know when a new date and location are determined.
The event was scheduled to take place at Watertown High School on Friday November 30 through Saturday December 1.