Six gold medals for GCA students at NJFL regionals

Posted on Apr 16 2014

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Grace Christian Academy?s 2014 National Junior Forensic League winners. (Contributed photo)

Grace Christian Academy?s 2014 National Junior Forensic League winners. (Contributed photo)

Five Grace Christian Academy students won six gold medals in six events at the 2014 National Junior Forensic League regional competition held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Hopwood Junior High School. GCA finalists dominated this year’s competition, bagging 13 awards for their 6th to 8th grade competitors.

The winners of gold medals are 6th grader Esther Kim for Story Telling and Poetry Reading, 8th grader Diane Arnold in Impromptu Speech and Duo Interpretation with another 8th grade student Peggy Pixley, 7th grader Melody Woo in Humorous Interpretation, and another 6th grade student, Harry Noh, in Extemporaneous Speech. All four of them will join the CNMI national team that will compete in the national competition in Overland Park, Kansas, on June 17-20, 2014.

The administration, faculty and staff, and parents of Grace Christian Academy would like to thank and extend their congratulations to their coach, Ami Joy Danganan, and to the following GCA winners and everyone who participated in this competition. Below is the complete list of all the GCA winners.

Duo Interpretation

1st Place, Peggy Pixley
and Dianne Arnold
3rd Place, Esther Kim
and You Sun Lee

Extemporaneous Speech

1st Place, Harry Noh
2nd Place, Jim Michael Ham

Original Oratory

2nd Place, Jim Michael Ham
4th Place, Harry Noh

Impromptu Speech

1st Place, Dianne Arnold

Poetry Reading

1st Place, Esther Kim


1st Place, Esther Kim

Humorous Interpretation

1st Place, Melody Woo

Dramatic Interpretation

2nd Place, Melody Woo

Prose Reading

3rd Place, Melody Woo
5th Place, April Seong

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