February 1, 2011 - TCCA Students Participate in the 2011 American Legion High School Oratorical Contest
On Monday, January 31st, the entire high school student body assembled in the auditorium to witness the first TCCA intrascholastic competition as part of the 2011 American Legion High School Oratorical Contest program. The ten contestants, depicted above along with instructor Mrs. Tara Gitau (far left), are all members of Mrs. Gitau's Honors level World History & Cultures class.
Beginning In the back row from left to right are: Daniel Powers, Kristen Hearn, Abigail Scott, William Harju, Mr. Paul Edgar (Administrator), Mr. Raymond LaPointe and Mr. Joseph Caouette (American Legion dignitaries); front row left to right: Tyler Knifpher, Haley Noddin, Karen Harju, Emily West, Gabrielle Fredette, and Joshua Kalar. While all of the students were duly commended for their participation, only one student was selected by the panel of judges to represent TCCA- at the district competition; this distinction went to TCCA junior Abigal Scott. Classmate Karen Harju, having secured the runner-up position in the contest, will serve as the contingent representative should Ms. Scott be unavailable to compete at the district level scheduled for next month. Ms. Scott's prepared oration covered the Bill of Rights.
Congratulations to all of the contestants, and a most emphatic salute goes out to Ms. Scott and Ms. Harju - excellent work, students!!!