The annual school-wide recitation competition, “The Cat’s Meow”, wrapped up on February 2nd in the Odette Tognetti Theatre.
Fourteen girls in Grades 8-12 progressed through class and grade rounds to make it to this final and all should be commended for their impressive presentations: In Grade 8 – Samantha A., Aria D., and Fraser J. In Grade 9 – Ally G., Marisa D., and Megha Y. In Grade 10 – Nikki B., Vanessa L. and Asna S. In grade 11 – Janet S., Rachel G., Shira M., and Sierra M. And in Grade 12 – Hannah C.
Winners were chosen by four esteemed judges: YHS Parents Simi Sara, Peter Norell, Anne Giardini, and alumna Camilla Burgess ’00.
Congratulations to the following award winners:
1st Place – Marisa D., Grade 9 [The Beginning: August 1920 by Karen Hesse (Poem)]
2nd Place – Fraser J., Grade 8 [Excerpt from No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-Up Dad by Jay Mohr (Reading)]
3rd Place – Aria D., Grade 8 [Excerpt from Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Reading)]
1st Place – Hannah C., Grade 12 [Mathletes (After Dinner Speech)]
2nd Place – Ashna S., Grade 10 [Charge by Eric Kaiser (Monologue)]
3rd Place – Vanessa L., Grade 10 [Excerpt from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner (Monologue)]
People’s Choice Award – Rachel G., Grade 11 [C.L.U.T.S. (After Dinner Speech)]
Best Overall Recitation – Rachel G., Grade 11 [C.L.U.T.S. (After Dinner Speech)]
Special thanks to all teachers, administration, judges, and students who helped to make this recitation tournament a great success! Extra special thanks to my wonderful Public Speaking Heads: Julie W. and Hannah C., and congratulations to ALL YHS Tigers who took on the challenge of speaking in front of an audience! Amazing job everyone!