15th Annual Cat’s Meow

Recitation Grand Finale 2019

After rescheduling due to a wondrous snow day, we gathered on Tuesday, February 19 for the 15th Annual Cat’s Meow: a recitation evening for the grand finals of our school-wide public speaking competition. It was an entertaining evening and huge congratulations are due to all competitors from Grades 8-12: their performances were poised, confident, and compelling. See below for all the finalist names.

Special mention to the following students who took home prizes for their performances:

People’s Choice (chosen by the audience—a three-way tie!): Mishal, Gr. 8; Stephanie, Gr. 12; Katrina, Gr. 10
4th Place: Emma, Gr. 8
3rd Place/Top Monologue: Stephanie, Gr. 12
2nd Place: Pepi, Gr. 12
Top Overall Recitation: Lydia, Gr. 9

We were also privileged to have an esteemed panel of judges for the evening: Raul Sanchez Inglis, a director, producer and writer of film, theatre and TV, with over three decades experience; Anna Galvin, a well-established actor in film and stage; and Sabrina Vellani, YHS alumna and recent graduate of UBC’s theatre program.

As always, events such as this one would not be possible without the help of many behind-the-scenes people: thanks to the English Department for their work and guidance during class rounds, to the YHS staff who volunteered to judge the grade finals, Ms. Kaddage for her mathematical skills in the tabs room, and to all the students and staff who helped with photography, videotaping, ushering, and more!

Finally, a huge thank you to our Public Speaking Co-Heads, Catherine and Pepi, who did a fabulous job of once again coordinating and running the show on the night. We wish them well in their final year at YHS and in this role!

Congratulations to all, and well done on supporting, building, and growing a vital life skill!

Tanya Boteju
Senior English Teacher

Recitation Grand Finale 2019 Finalists:

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12