IN SPEECH AND DEBATE COMPETITIONS

GCA K-12 Eagles win several awards

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Posted on Feb 01 2019

Grace Christian Academy’s Kinder to 12th grade Eagles—17 Primary Grades Forensic Conference, four National Junior Speech and Debate Association, and six National Speech and Debate Association competitors—won several awards in January, the last monthly qualifying competition for all grade level categories held in different schools in Saipan.

Some won in two or all events and most of them won at least one event that they joined. These competitions encourage public and private school students to participate in and become proficient in reading, public speaking, debate, and interpretations.

GCA’s 12th grader Sumin Melody Woo, now a veteran in speech competition since elementary and has experience competing in the national competition, said she is glad that they were given more time to prepare for the October competition to make up for the last month’s cancelled competition due to bad weather. “With all of our victories, I hope us Eagles can be motivated to do our utmost best in next month’s competitions, she added.”

The GCA family would like to thank especially the GCA competitors for doing the best they can in accomplishing their goals and to all the parents, volunteer judges, and coaches for their support and all the help they have given in these competitions.

The winners posed for a souvenir photo inside the Rev. Raymond S. Kinsella Library at Navy Hill school campus, Saipan. Below is the complete list of winners.

PGFC

K-2 DIVISION
Dramatic Interpretation A

Qihan Wang, 1st Place
Jonathan Rosh Vivero, 2nd Place
Mirielle Isla Badal, 4th Place
Breanna May Lopez, 5th Place

Humorous Interpretation A
Hans Gabrielle Ordas, 1st Place
Hannah Gabaldon, 4th Place
Anne Gabrielle Arriola, 5th Place

Impromptu Speaking A
Anne Gabrielle Arriola, 1st Place
Jonathan Rosh Vivero, 2nd Place
Mirielle Isla Badal, 3rd Place
Mariska Badal, 5th Place

Impromptu Speaking
Hans Gabrielle Ordas, 1st Place

Readers Forum Masters A
Hannah Gabaldon, 3rd Place

Readers Forum Masters B
Mariska Badal, 2nd Place
Breanna May Lopez, 3rd Place

3-5 DIVISION

Dramatic Interpretation A
Akira Ito, 3rd Place
Arielle Mae Matutino, 5th Place

Humorous Interpretation A
Misako Ota, 3rd Place

Readers Forum Masters A
Llyana Jairah Manalang, 3rd Place
Lucas Zeyu Yuan, 4th Place

Readers Forum Masters A
Nestor Ablog, 3rd Place

Impromptu Speaking A
Arielle Mae Matutino, 2nd Place

Impromptu Speaking B
Nestor Ablog, 3rd Place

Duo Interpretation A
Seungwon Ashley Han, 4th Place
Seungwon Alvin Han, 4th Place
Choral Speaking A
Misako Ota, 4th Place
Rooney Sumin Gil, 4th Place
Seungwon Ashley Han, 4th Place
Seungwon Alvin Han, 4th Place

PGFC Coach/Coordinator, Mrs. Esther Manzano
Judges: Marilyn Aldan, Alyssa Jean Pantaleon, Edriel Javier, Arvin Dayao, Martin Pangilinan, Claude Aquino, Alice Kim, Melody Woo, Hanako Benitez

NJSDA (6TH-8TH GRADE)

Extemporaneous Speech
Anthony Jacob DLG Camacho, 1st Place
Gabriel Angelo Retardo, 2nd Place

Declamation
Jennifer Woo, 3rd Place

Dramatic Interpretation

Jennifer Woo, 5th Place

Impromptu Speech A
Anthony Jacob DLG Camacho, 3rd Place
Gabriel Angelo Retardo, 4th Place

Impromptu Speech B
Matthew Ernest, 4th Place

Prose Reading A
Gabriel Angelo Retardo, 3rd Place

Prose Reading Masters A
Matthew Ernest, 3rd Place

Prose Reading Masters B
Jennifer Woo, 1st Place

Poetry Reading Masters A
Matthew Ernest, 4th Place

NSDA (9TH-12TH GRADE)

Dramatic Interpretation A
Jonathan Woong Soo Lee, 4th Place

Original Oratory B
Ao Feng Louis Zheng, 2nd Place
Sumin Melody Woo, 5th Place

Commentary
Elijah Joshua Pajarillaga, 1st Place
James Alexander Keaton, 2nd Place
Arvin Dayao, 3rd Place
Lanz Jabez Victoria, 4th Place
Martin Angelo Pangilinan, 5th Place

United States Extemporaneous Speech
Arvin Dayao, 1st Place
James Alexander Keaton, 3rd Place
Martin Angelo Pangilinan, 5th Place

International Extemporaneous Speech
Elijah Joshua Pajarillaga, 1st Place
Lanz Jabez Victoria, 2nd Place

Impromptu Speech A
Elijah Joshua Pajarillaga, 2nd Place
Ao Feng Louis Zheng, 2nd Place
James Alexander Keaton, 4th Place
Martin Angelo Pangilinan, 5th Place

Impromptu Speech B
Arvin Dayao, 1st Place
Lanz Jabez Victoria, 4th Place

Poetry Reading Masters A
Jonathan Woong Soo Lee, 2nd Place
Sumin Melody Woo, 3rd Place

Prose Reading Masters A
Sumin Melody Woo, 5th Place

NJSDA/NSDA Coach/Coordinator: Miss Grace Duran
Competition Registrar: Mrs. Esther Manzano
Judges: Mrs. Mirasol Dayao, Claude Aquino (PR)

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