On Tuesday, April 25, 23 Foote students competed in the CT COLT poetry recitation contest at Bristol Central High School. They recited poems in Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish and Russian as language scholars and as heritage speakers. Three students won two medals for reciting in two different categories. "The results were staggering and we are so proud of all the kids!," says Modern Language Chair Hayden Holt. Here is the list of all the students who made it to the state competition as well as medal winners.
Malachai York - Gold
Isabella Mandell - Silver
Yanzhe Chai - Gold, Heritage
Jasmine Xi - Silver, Heritage
Esther Zhao - Bronze, Heritage
Christopher Mudry - Bronze
Ella Peterson - Gold
Camille Gipson - Silver Heritage
Yanzhe Cai - Gold
Nelly Polak - Bronze
Fiona Jennings - Silver
Adin Jennings - Silver
Amara Greenshpun - Gold, Heritage
Emmanuel Candelo-Diaz - Heritage
Amara Greenshpun - Gold
Michele Grutzendler - Heritage
Colleena Healy - Bronze
Isabella Mandell - Bronze, Heritage
Paula Santoro - Gold, Heritage
Alex Long - Bronze
Macarena Villanueva - Gold HS Heritage
Several Foote alums were also at the contest:
Sam Curtis '16 recited in Arabic, earned gold.
Omid Azodi '16 recited in French, earned gold.
Claudia Horvath-Diano '14 recited in Italian heritage, earned bronze.
Donovan Lynch '15 recited in Spanish, earned bronze.
Kevin Mani '16 recited in French, earned bronze
Holden Turner '14 recited in Italian, earned gold.