The first of four Tidewater Catholic Forensics League competitions took place Saturday, October 14 at Saint Patrick Catholic School. We had eight teams participating and 55 students competing. Thankfully Legati, our faithful student ambassadors, and several parents joined Mrs. Mazzari, Mrs. Roebuck, and Ms. Liggio in welcoming guests and hosting the event. We divided students into two groups - Grades Fourth through Sixth and Grades Seventh through Eighth - for the Poetry and Prose competition where pieces were read dramatically.
Saint Patrick had 11 representatives and dominated the competition! After the first round, the top 10 competitors in each division moved to a final round. In the Seventh-Eighth Grade division, finalists Quinn M., Owen B., Jenna R., and Chloe C. won Honorable Mention certificates. Anne H. won third place for her recitation of original poetry and collection of Langston Hughes poems, and Elizabeth M. won first place with her “Tell-Tale Heart” piece. Six out of the ten finalists selected were Wolfhounds perhaps because we only had six competitors in that division!
In the Grades Fourth-Sixth division, Clare G. wowed her audience with a difficult Lord of the Rings piece. Finalist Monica T. won Honorable mention, Toni M. won second place, and Gray O. took first place overall! We are so proud of our Wolfhounds for having the courage to perform and the perseverance to keep honing their skills with practice! The entire team should take a bow!