St. Jude Students Win Forensic Honors
RIBBON WINNERS-Saint Jude Forensics Regional Competition ribbon winners, from left,: Shannon Jameson, Sophia Andahazy, Daryl Boich, Kyle Kocon and Grace Tedford.
MEDAL WINNERS Saint Jude Forensics Finals Competition medal winners: Sophia Anahazy, Daryl Boich and Kyle Kocon.

Several Saint Jude School students recently took part in the Diocesan Forensics Regional Competition at Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre. To prepare for the competition students in 5th through 8th grades choose a poem and put in many hours learning and practicing their chosen reading. Students focused on expression, timing and intonation among other things.

This year Grace Tedford (2nd place), Kyle Kocon (1st place) , Daryl Boich (5th place), Shannon Jameson (5th place) and Sophia Andahazy (1st place) took top places in the regional competition. The students then went on to compete at the Diocesan Forensic Finals held at Holy Cross High School, Scranton on October 17th.

At this next stage Daryl Boich took 3rd place for his interpretation of “The House With Nobody In It”, Sophia Andahazy took 5th place with her presentation of “We Need A Bigger Turkey” and Kyle Kocon took 5th place as he performed a poem entitled “Mr. Stein”. Grace Tedford said, “It’s fun getting to practice with your friends and coaches”, and Sophia added how enjoyable it was to learn the poem and get to use “motions and different voices”, to tell the story.

Congratulations to the entire Saint Jude Forensics team, as well as their team moderators Mrs. Anne Papciak and Mrs. Anita Legge!