St. Sophia Association Sponsors Poetry Recital Contest
Honoring Ivan Franko at St. Basil Academy
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, seven students of St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown, PA participated in the poetry recital contest honoring Ivan Franko (1856-1916) organized and sponsored by the St. Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics, Inc., in Philadelphia.
The Judges: Iryna Ivankovych, President of the St. Sophia Religious Association, and Alexandra Penkalskyj, Vice-Principal of St. Basil Academy, graded each performance on the fluency of the recital, clarity of pronunciation, intonation, artistic performance, and expression.
The winners of the contest were: 1st place – Anastasiya Bloshchynska (Gr 10); 2nd place – Emily Soares (Gr. 11); 3rd place – Elizabeth Gorodenchuk (Gr. 12).
When awarding the contestants, Dr. Iryna Ivankovych congratulated them on their excellent performance. All contestants were awarded commemorative certificates and gifts. The main sponsor of the event presented the winners with prizes. This is the third poetry recital contest organized by the St. Sophia Association for the students of the St. Basil Academy.
St. Sophia Religious Association Press-Bureau
Picture (from the St. Sophia archives): Organizers and participants of the contest.