St. Rita New Orleans places in speech tournament
St. Rita Elementary’s speech team did well at the St. Augustine Middle School Speech Tournament held Dec. 1, 2012. The school received a trophy for first-place sweepstakes, and individual players also placed in different categories. Jamar Brown, first-place poetry; Gabriela Curtis, first-place senior dramatic interpretation; Jamal Jordan, first-place poetry; Kimani Hamilton, third-place senior poetry and prose. Team members who participated, included, from left to right, front row: Gabriella Cotton, Sydney Tervalon, Gabriela Curtis and Jamar Brown. Back row, from left: Sierra Haynes, Kimani Hamilton, Candace Wilson and Jamal Jordan. Sister Annette Baxley, principal, was team coach.