By: Aishwarya Thakur
Ten MSJ students participated in the 29th Annual Spanish Poetry Contest at Harker School on April 7. Students were chosen by Spanish teachers Linda Cochran and Jill Evans to partake in the competition. Two students from a pool of applicants were selected from levels one through five to advance to the competition at Harker School, where they competed against eight other public and private high schools. “This was the first year that we were invited, but we would love to participate again next year,” said Evans.
Sophomore Grace Lee won first place in the level three division after reciting “Dame le Mano” by Gabriel Mistral. She said, “It was different, but great to compete with other people. There were some native speakers and it was amazing to hear them. It was a good experience to get in front of everybody and the Spanish professors and recite a poem. I also got to meet new people.”
Freshmen Mohammed Shaikh and Kushal Chatterjee won second place in the first and second divisions, respectively. Freshman Natasha Khan placed third at the Spanish one level and Sophomore Priya Sundaresan earned third place in the Spanish four division.