Most of Green Meadow School’s representatives at the islandwide pre-regional meet of the National Junior Speech and Debate Association bagged top places in various speech events.
GMS students from 6th-8th grade took four first-place finishes in the competition, which was held in January.
To adhere to COVID-19 protocols, this school year’s NJSDA competition was altered in the way the students presented their pieces. Interpretation events were pre-recorded, while other events such as Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speaking remained as live events. All events were judged remotely, with the judges evaluating the performances via the Zoom application.
School principal Milagros Songcuan praised the students as well as their parents for their untiring support of the school and its students.
Tristhony Duarte: 1st place in Poetry, 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation
Tristan Yanto: 1st place in Prose, 3rd place in Poetry
Andres Antonio Antonino: 2nd place in Humorous Interpretation, 2nd place in Poetry
Elesha Louise Manansala: 2nd place in Impromptu B, 3rd place in Declamation
Paula Bernardo: 3rd place in Impromptu B
John Edsel Hinolan: 1st place in Declamation, 3rd place in Impromptu A
Ezra Kristen Alfred: 4th place in Dramatic Interpretation
Yel Khalil Ocampo: 4th place in Poetry, 5th place in Impromptu A
Chealzka Navarro: 1st place in Impromptu A, 2nd place in Declamation