Mother Seton Students Speak Up At Forensics

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Pictured from left to right Jenny Deluca and Christelle Marie Chua and advisor Dr. Marylou Motto (Photo by Joan Barron)

Pictured from left to right Jenny Deluca and Christelle Marie Chua and advisor Dr. Marylou Motto (Photo by Joan Barron)

CLARK—Mother Seton students came home with two trophies from the Feb. 25 forensics meet at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge.

Sophomore Christelle Marie Chua of Edison took home a fifth place trophy for her work in declamation, an event in which students present speeches previously given by someone else. Marie Chua selected a J.K. Rowling commencement address given at Harvard. The speech, which stresses the value of failure in life, has given success to Marie Chua, who has attended four meets and won a trophy at each of them with her presentation.

Also at the Ridge meet, junior Jenny DeLuca from Woodbridge, earned a trophy for her work in JV Oral Interpretation. She presented two programs: poetry by various authors, and fictional prose from the novel The Secret Life of Bees. In this, her first forensics competition ever, DeLuca won fourth place.

The Saturday meets typically include competitors in a variety of events from about 25 public and private schools in the Newark Catholic Forensics League. The league currently boasts a standing of second in the nation.


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