(Wayne—May 19, 2016) This year, High Tech High school students shone at the 33rdAnnual Orlando Saa Foreign Languages Poetry Recitation Contest, held at William Paterson University, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
The following students excelled in the Frenchpoetry contest: North Bergen resident Erica De Lacerda earned first place for intermediate level; Mously Lo of Jersey City earned second place for advanced level; and Harrison resident Joseph Barbosa earned third place for beginner level.
These two students received recognition in the Germanpoetry contest: East Newark resident Carlos Arce-Sanchez has received honorable mention for intermediate level and Armando Alvarez-Suarez has received honorable mention for beginner level.
In addition, students participated in the Italianpoetry contest: Kiara Espinosa of North Bergen earned third place for intermediate level and Jersey City resident Carlos Hernandez, who entered at beginner level, also deserves credit for his efforts.
Three students also excelled in the Japanesepoetry contest: Kearny resident Camille Romano earned first place for intermediate level, and Genesis Cevallos and Cindy Wong, both of North Bergen, earned first place for beginner level and second place for advanced level, respectively.
Last but not least, these students excelled in the Spanish poetry contest: Jersey City’s Mariam Abdelmoula, who entered at advanced level, and Elisabeth Kamara, who entered at beginner level, as well as Marvin Martinez of West New York, deserve credit for their efforts. Joan Tubungbanua of Jersey City received honorable mention for native level.
“All contestants did great work representing High Tech High School,” declares Dr. Laje Gashi, veteran French Language and Culture instructor at High Tech High School.
Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Cultures, the Orlando Saa Foreign Languages Poetry Recitation Contest features competitions in Chinese, ESL, Korean, and Latin languages as well.