GCA Eagles do well in the last month’s competitions


Grace Christian Academy January 2018 Primary Grades Forensic Conference winners have their picture taken at the Rev. Raymond S. Kinsella Library Navy Hill campus. (Contributed Photo)

Grace Christian Academy students from Kindergarten to high school did well in the last monthly qualifying competitions of the Primary Grades Forensic Conference for Kindergarten to 5th graders, Junior Thespians for 6th to 8th grades, and the National Speech and Debate Association competition for 9th to 12th grades. They won in different events like reading, public speaking, interpretations, and performing arts.

GCA’s PGFC competitors won several awards to qualify and prepare them for the regional competition in March.

GCA 6th grader Sara Elizabeth Keaton, the only GCA Thespian competitor, won third place in solo musical in the last Junior Thespian competition.

Like their younger schoolmates in Kindergarten to 5th grades who won in the PGFC competition, Grace Christian Academy’s seven National Speech and Debate Association competitors soared high at the January competitions. All of NSDA competitors won one or more of the events they competed in.

The administration, faculty and staff, and parents of Grace Christian Academy were very proud of each student and would like to extend their congratulations to the following winners and everyone who participated in these island wide competitions.



Dramatic Interpretation A
Aiyana Victory Fatialofa, 2nd Place
Akira Ito, 3rd Place

Humorous Interpretation A
Jonathan Rosh Vivero, 3rd Place
En Mei Victoria Huang, 4th Place

Impromptu Speaking A
Akira Ito, 2nd Place
Jonathan Rosh Vivero, 3rd Place
Avania Clarise Quichocho, 4th Place

Impromptu Speaking B
Prince Jhulz Reyes, 2nd Place
Hannah Gabaldon, 4th Place

Readers Forum A
Aaleyah Melissa Fatialalofa, 5th Place

Readers Forum Masters B
Hannah Gabaldon, 1st Place
Prince Jhulz Reyes, 2nd Place


Dramatic Interpretation A
Tae Hee Kim, 2nd Place
Arielle Mae Matutino, 3rd Place

Humorous Interpretation B
Moira Grace Ernest, 4th Place

Impromptu Speaking A
Ethan John Quichocho, 1st Place
Nestor Ablog Jr., 2nd Place

Impromptu Speaking B
Janus Roman Calayo, 2nd Place
Moira Grace Ernest, 3rd Place

Readers Forum Masters A
Arielle Mae Matutino, 2nd Place

Readers Forum Masters B
Tae Hee Kim, 2nd Place
Angieleysha Marie Punzalan, 3rd Place

K5 to 5th Grade homeroom teachers
K5 teacher: Sheryl Joy Prieto
1st Grade teacher: Leah Garfil
2nd Grade teacher: Miriam Dilse
3rd Grade teacher: Deenalin Crook
4th Grade teacher:s Amanda Haas
5th Grade teacher: Rowena Libut
PGFC coach/coordinator: Esther Manzano
Judges: Deenalin Crook, Amanda Haas, Alicia Gray Cortes, Sandy Howard, Justine Calayo, Melody Woo


Solo Musical Theater
Sara Elizabeth Keaton, 3rd Place

Thespian coach/coordinator: Allison Burnette
Competition registrar: Esther Manzano
Judge: Justine Calayo


Dramatic Interpretation B
Johnny Jin, 3rd Place

Original Oratory A
Na Lee Christy Lee, 3rd Place

Original Oratory B
Sumin Melody Woo, 3rd Place

Original Oratory C
Chener Oscar Li, 4th Place

US Extemporaneous Speech
Martin Angelo Pangilinan, 3nd Place

International Extemporaneous Speech
Ao Fheng Louis Zheng, 1st Place
Joshua Pajarillaga, 3rd Place

Martin Angelo Pangilinan, 1st Place
Ao Fheng Louis Zheng, 3rd Place
Joshua Pajarillaga, 4th Place

Impromptu Speech A
Na Lee Christy Lee, 1st Place

Impromptu Speech B
Ao Fheng Louis Zheng, 3rd Place
Joshua Pajarillaga, 4th Place
Martin Angelo Pangilinan, 5th Place

Impromptu Speech C
Sumin Melody Woo, 1st Place
Johnny Jin, 3rd Place

Prose Reading Masters A
Na Lee Christy Lee, 3rd Place

Prose Reading Masters A
Johnny Jin, 4th Place

NSDA coach/coordinator: Grace Duran
Competition registrar: Esther Manzano
Judges: Grace Duran, Arvin Dayao

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