The Diocesan Oratorical Contest was held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy on Wednesday, May 18th. Contestants memorized and redeliver a speech that must be no less than 3 minutes and no more than 6 minutes long. The following are the results from the event.
Finalist: Elizabeth Careaga, Grade 8, Good Shepherd Catholic Academy
Finalist: Mairead Kearns, Grade 7, Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy
2nd Place Winner: Christy Thomas, Grade 8, Our Lady of the Snows School
1st Place Winner: Kirsten Killeen, Grade 8, St. Francis of Assisi School
3rd Place Winner: Elana Caceres, Grade 8, Sacred Heart School, Glendale
Finalist: Caroline Brennan, Grade 6, St. Anselm Catholic Academy
FIRST PLACE: Kirsten Killeen, Grade 8
Saint Francis of Assisi School
“The Power of God’s Love” delivered by John Groberg
SECOND PLACE: Christy Thomas, Grade 8
Our Lady of the Snows School
“If I Should Have A Daughter” delivered by Sarah Kay
THIRD PLACE: Elana Caceres, Grade 8
Sacred Heart School
“Wear Sunscreen” delivered by Buz Luhrmann
Caroline Brennan, Grade 6, St. Anselm Catholic Academy
“Women’s Right to Vote” delivered by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Careaga, Grade 8, Good Shepherd Catholic Academy
“Eulogy for Ronald Regan” delivered by Margaret Thatcher
Mairead Kearns, Grade 7, Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy
“Commencement Speech” delivered by Amy Poehler
SPECIAL THANKS TO TEACHERS:
We are very grateful for the help and support of the teachers from each participating school that accompanied their students and served as judges in the preliminary rounds.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR JUDGES:
Mrs. Marian Abruzzo, Mrs. Louise McNamara and Mrs. Linda Dougherty
The Oratorical Contest would not be possible without the organizational efforts of Mrs. Cathy Kenny, Coordinator of Special Projects for Curriculum and Evaluation.and the guidance of Sister Peggie Merritt, OP.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR HOST SCHOOL AND PRINCIPAL:
Mrs. Linda Dougherty, Principal, and the faculty who assisted our contestants, guests and judges throughout the contest as greeters, guides and timers.