Area high school students competed in the seventh-annual Foreign Language Declamation Contest hosted by the Francis Marion University Department of English, Modern Languages and Philosophy on Monday, March 7.
Students from five area high schools competed in French, Spanish and Latin. Participating schools were: Darlington High School, Emmanuel Christian School, Kingstree High School, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, and Trinity Collegiate School.
Contestants were required to recite one selection. The students were judged on memorization, pronunciation and enunciation, phraseology, natural gestures and appropriate movement, and delivery.
First-, second-, and third-place plaques and ribbons were presented at an awards ceremony.
Winners of the contest follow.
FMU FOREIGN LANGUAGE DECLAMATION CONTEST WINNERS
1st place Niesha Wagner Kingstree High School
2nd place Ashley Ballard Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
3rd place Corey Kelly Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
1st place Lauren King Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
2nd place Lauren Durham Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
3rd place Brandi Humphries Darlington High School
3rd place Hanna Hanlin Trinity Collegiate School
1st place William Baucom Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
2nd place Ricky Evans Kingstree High School
3rd place Christine Zakhour Trinity Collegiate School
1st place Carolyn Vaught Trinity Collegiate School
2nd place Ashley Lane Trinity Collegiate School
1st place Anne Whitaker Trinity Collegiate School
2nd place Gesine Veits Trinity Collegiate School
1st place Laura Hernandez-Cruz Trinity Collegiate School
1st place Zach Kennedy Trinity Collegiate School
1st place Elizabeth Halbert Trinity Collegiate School
2nd place Emily Trittle Emmanuel Christian School
3rd place Casey Miller Emmanuel Christian School
3rd place Casey Burner Trinity Collegiate School
1st place David Merriman Trinity Collegiate School
2nd place Kristen Gainey Emmanuel Christian School
3rd place Nathaniel Myers Kingstree High School
1st place Morgan Melton Emmanuel Christian School
2nd place Rafael Tejeda Emmanuel Christian School
3rd place Brooks Lavespere Trinity Collegiate School
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