The diocesan forensics competition, held at St Patrick’s Catholic School on May 2, honored the skills of public speaking. Sixth graders had to compose their own speeches and deliver them using appropriate tone, inflection, eye contact and composure. Seventh grade students competed by choosing a published speech or dialogue within the categories of poetry, drama, dramatic duo and declamation. Then they performed their memorized pieces with inflection, tone, pacing, and presentation skills within the allotted time limitations. Espiritu students first competed within their respective classes and the winners then went on to compete at the diocesan level. Our students won the following awards:

  • Third Place, Sixth Grade Original Speech
  • Third Place, Declamation
  • Second Place, Dramatic Interpretation Duo
  • First Place: Dramatic Interpretation