On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, students of St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown, PA participated in the virtual poetry recital contest honoring Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan, organized by the St. Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics, Inc., and co-sponsored by Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union 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 12); 2nd place – Natalie Hrytsay (Gr. 11); 3rd place – Madeline Zetick (Gr. 12).
Participants were congratulated on their excellent performance. All contestants were awarded commemorative certificates and gifts. The sponsors of the event presented the winners with prizes. This is the fifth poetry recital contest organized by the St. Sophia Association for the students of the St. Basil Academy.
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Picture (from the St. Sophia archives): Winners of the contest.