St. Rita School Celebrates!

St. Rita School Speech & Debate Team

On January 28, 2020 St. Rita students participated in a Speech & Debate Tournament held at La Salle High School and came home winners! Students competed against several other children from multiple schools and performed their speeches three different times in front of three different judges. Energy and excitement filled the room as we watched our St. Rita Raiders rise to the challenges they faced that night. Mrs. Griffin, Speech and Debate Teacher, said it best: “I am so proud of the Speech and Debate Team. We completed our year and my heart is full! All of the students did an exceptional job and the speeches were incredible. I love them all!”

A special congratulations to St. Rita School’s trophy winners!

Emily Jukic – Duo Interpretation Elementary 3rd Place Winners
Emily Cash – Duo Interpretation Elementary 3rd Place Winners
Juliana Barragan – Impromptu Elementary 1st Place Winner
Eileen Marra – Poetry Middle School 1st Place Winner
Madeline Campbell – Poetry Middle School 2nd Place Winner
Lauren Novak Poetry Elementary 3rd Place Winner
Laurent Flores-Freihube Middle School 5th Place Winner
Jacob Freidman Middle School SPARR 3rd Place Winner
Madison Guerra Elementary School Storytelling 1st Place Winner
Sebastien Miranda Elementary School Storytelling 2nd Place Winner
Dillon Danesky Middle School Storytelling 5th Place Winner

Congratulations to the whole Speech & Debate team! In St. Rita’s book, they are all winners!

1. Julian Cardenas Impromptu
2. Emily Jukic Duo Interpretation
3. Emily Cash Duo Interpretation
4. Raya Frayeh Duo Interpretation
5. Alyssa Sirois Duo Interpretation
6. Madison Gil Duo Interpretation
7. Ireland Bunch Duo Interpretation
8. Peyton Herdina Duo Interpretation
9. Peyton Guthrie Duo Interpretation
10. Juliana Barragan Impromptu
11. Jadyn Walsh Impromptu
13. Eileen Marra Poetry
14. Madeline Campbell Poetry
15. Lauren Novak Poetry
16. Laurent Flores-Freihube Impromptu
17. Jacob Friedman SPARR
18. Andreas Flores-Freihube SPARR
19. Madison Guerra Storytelling
20. Jack Jukic Storytelling
21. Sebastien Miranda Storytelling
22. Roxana Ortiz Storytelling
23. Eleanor Campbell Storytelling
24. Dillon Danesky Storytelling

St. Rita School, 322 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-6114 or visit








blog comments powered by Disqus

Pasadena Now has been published daily since April, 2004 and is among the very oldest continously operated community news websites in the U.S.

Pasadena Now strives to publish a full spectrum of news and information articles in service to the entire community. The publication will remain free to readers and will not erect paywalls.

Pasadena Now strives to provide factual, unbiased reporting. Our opinion section is open to all.