Griffins, the nickname of students at Saipan American Education Foundation School, brought home major awards from the Primary Grade Forensic Competition-Regional held at the San Antonio Elementary School on April 21, 2012.
Deirdre Rosete, a 4th grader, got two gold medals, one for Dramatic Interpretation and another for Reader's Forum. Xiao Ling Na Hodson Qian, a 5th grader, got a gold medal in Impromptu.
The 2nd grade group of Alianna Sublemente, Amy Rayn Soliman, Derrick Sese, Christian Troy Rosimo, and Elizabeth Bonto won a silver medal for Choral Speaking.
Bronze medals went to the 5th grade Choral Speaking group of Kassandra Myka Villegas, Maverick Irang, Dondi Ferrer, Curtis Mostales, and Xiao Ling Na Hodson Qian.
The Choral Speaking team of 5th graders Jeggier Labao, Rejenemhay Jingco, Christian Aldan, and Aaron Pascua won fourth place.
Grace Rosete, Darlene Sobremisana, Rosalie Habijan, Levi Sobremisana, and Criselda Aldan were the coaches.
Those who advanced to the finals are:
Choral Speaking: John Michael Balgos, Janvien Carlo Pascua, Cyrine May Saulog , and Eddie Valdoz
Duo: Angel Lou Buensallido and Betty Matson
Rohan Nathan De Jesus, and Eli Lumbana
Laurence Raevin Abad & Vladimir Radge Palma
Reader's Forum: Vladimir Radge Palma, Grades 3-5 Division
Impromptu, Christian Aldan, 5th grade
Reader's Forum: Kassandra Myka Villegas, 5th grade
Duo: Aaron Pascua and Dondi Ferrer, 4th & 5th grade
Humorous Interpretation: Curtis Mostales. 5th grade