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SJCS 8th Graders Take Part in Poetry Recitation Contest

SJCS 8th Graders Take Part in Poetry Recitation Contest

Throughout the month of April, National Poetry Month, the 8th grade students researched and analyzed poetry in groups and presented Google Slideshow presentations to the class.

As part of the presentations, the students had to memorize and choreograph the poem for performance. Each class voted for the best performers to represent them in the Poetry Recitation Competition, which took place in the JPII Center.

This year’s participants were as follows (with the poem each recited):

  • Zoey Miner, Ginny Anne Dumont and Taylor Hargett
  • “The Tyger” by William Blake
  • Gabi Demas, Gabo Amoroso Marangoni and Kristin Levato (Runners-Up)
  • “Alone” by Maya Angelou
  • Dean Dryden, Brodie Martin, Davis Fairey and Jack Lerstang
  • “The Tyger” by William Blake
  • John Harden, Ollie Hamrick and Brennan Kelly
  • “The Charge of the Light Brigade” excerpt by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Sami Farhat (First Place)
  • “Alone” by Maya Angelou
  • Jacob Exposito, Ren Scoville, Jack Stewart and Luke Sustakovitch
  • “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden




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Leanne Koffskey

Director of the House Program, Teacher