Student speakers from the Mock Trial Team and the After School Theater Troupe held a public speaking event on April 28 after school on a zoom meet, hosted and moderated by Ms. Mary King. While the focus was poetry, since it is National Poetry Month, a prose piece in the form of a short story was also interpreted aloud, along with famous opening and closing courtroom speeches.
Mrs. Barbara Jacomme contributed, reading the beautiful “Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats. Student speakers included Tessa Linkletter, reading Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” Sophia Nazareno, reading Frost’s “Birches,” Victoria Forte, reading Poe’s “The Bells,” Grace Allison, reading Poe’s “The Raven,” Riley Manfredi, reading Saki’s “The Interlopers,” and the closing speech of the Scopes Trial, Georgia Bernhard, reading the opening speech for the defense in the Lizzie Borden trial, and Aly Sweeney, reading the closing argument of Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Viewers Mrs. Jacomme and Sister Marge remarked that the speakers were “impressive,” and did an amazing job.