Catholic Schools

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.