Erie Day School participated in the Penn State Behrend Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday, April 22nd.
Erie Day School was among schools such as Harding Middle School, Fairview Middle School, and Northeast Middle School that competed.
Results for EDS:
Original Oratory: To give an original speech that is entertaining, persuasive, and/or informative. Maximum time is 8 minutes.
1st Place - Athan Diniaco, Grade 8; 2nd Place - Harrison Romero, Grade 8
Oral Interpretation of Literature: To present a piece of literature and interpret the emotions, attitudes, and ideas of the characters, plot, and themes. Maximum time is 8 minutes.
2nd Place - Zane Lippert, Grade 8
Duo Interpretation: To present a piece of literature and interpret the emotions, attitudes, and ideas of the characters, plot, and themes. Done with two people. Maximum time is 10 minutes.
Tie for 1st Place - Alex Campagne/Ella Harrington, Grade 6 and Tanvi Udgiri/Naomi Warshaw, Grade 5
2nd place - Ved Patel/Paul Pelkowski, Grade 6
Impromptu Debate: Students compete against other students in arguing a position on a topic presented at the competition. Students are not told of the topics until the tournament. Three rounds of competition against a different opponent each time. Students have 10 minutes to create a 2-3 minute position speech and a 1-2 rebuttal.
3rd place, Grade 6 - Finn Chambers
3rd place, Grade 7 - Keegan Szewczyk
Honorable Mention, Grade 7 - Sidney Abogunde
A great job by all the Erie Day School participants - we are all very proud of their achievements!
Congratulations to Erie Day School Grade 3 student, Genelia Kang, for being recognized at the Erie Art Museum's 94th Annual Spring Show on Sunday, April 23rd. Her work was entitled 'Sunset at Presque Isle,' and was acrylic on paper.
The 94th Annual Spring Show is a regional competition celebrating new work by artists in all media. Artists residing within 250 miles of the City of Erie submit works that have not been previously shown in the Erie area. The show culminates with less than a third of over 300 summations being selected for exhibition.
Photographer and video artist William Wegman served as juror of selection and awards. Wegman works in a wide variety of media including drawing, painting, and collage, but he is best known for his photography and conceptual videos. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally as well as finding widespread success in books, advertisements, films, and television programs such as Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street.