Juneau students attended the Alaska School Activities Association World Language Declamation State Competition in Anchorage. Students performed memorized poetry - one required and one alternate poem in French, Spanish or Japanese. They competed in impromptu conversation and improvisational dialogues in pairs, as well as a cultural trivia contest. The Juneau team brought home a combined total of 20 awards. The team includes: back row, left, Nick Miller, Tofer Siefken, Angela Thrower, Arthur Ackerman, Karen Pitesa, Gabrielle Vance, Kirsten Jorgenson and Mary Erickson; center row, left, Mary Soltys, Jurgen Rieselbach, Jeremiah Crockcroft, Daniel Stoops and Chris Twomley; front row, left, Grace Lumba, Maria Gol and Nancy Banh.Courtesy of Mary Hicks
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