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GCA K-5 students shine in speech competitions

(GCA) — All of the eight Grace Christian Academy Kinder 5 students who competed in the  Primary Grades Forensic Conference excelled and bagged awards in different events.

PGFC competitions encourage public and private school students from kindergarten 5 to fifth grade to participate in and become proficient in the forensic performing arts like reading, public speaking, and interpretations. Over 200 students competed in the first monthly competition held at Francisco Mendiola Sablan Middle School last Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Grace Christian Academy Primary Grades Forensic Conference October 2019 winners have their picture taken in their school’s Rev. Raymond S. Kinsella library.  GCA photoGrace Christian Academy Primary Grades Forensic Conference October 2019 winners have their picture taken in their school’s Rev. Raymond S. Kinsella library. GCA photo

Although it was their first time to compete, all of the GCA K5 students emerged as winners in one or two events. Mykah Jax Salas won 1st place in Impromptu Speaking with his winning speech telling that chocolate is sweet and yummy, but do not eat it too much every day and remember to brush your teeth to avoid cavities. Other K5 students won in all their two events: Fiona Yu won 2nd place in Reader’s Forum and 3rd place in Humorous Interpretation and Gwen Aleaxandra Retardo won 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation and 5th place in Impromptu Speaking. Other K5 students who won one of the top 5 awards are Troy Anthony Aldan and Divannie Torres, 4th Place in Chamorro Event and the group of Jing Qi Yang, Allen Gil, Mykah Jax Salas, and Gina Kwon placed 5th Place in Choral Speaking.

The GCA community would like to congratulate the GCA competitors for doing their best in extra-curricular activities. Also, thank you to all the parents, volunteer judges, and coaches for their support and all the help they have given in this competition. Below is the complete list of winners.

Grace Christian Academy offers K-12 education and other learning opportunities. If you are interested to learn more about what GCA offers, please contact Beth Ann Nunez via email at or call our office at 322-3320 or come visit our campus at Navy Hill, Saipan.

GCA PGFC winners

K-2 Division

Humorous Interpretation

Anne Gabrielle Arriola, 1st Place

Fiona Yu, 3rd Place

Seung Woo Lee, 4th Place

Dramatic Interpretation

Gwen Alexandra Retardo 2nd Place

Mirielle Isla Badal, 3rd Place

En Mei Huang, 4th Place

Impromptu Speaking A

Mykah Jax Salas, 1st Place

Impromptu Speaking

En Mei Huang, 1st Place

Anne Gabrielle Arriola, 2nd Place

Mirielle Isla Badal, 4th Place

Gwen Alexandra Retardo 5th Place

Readers Forum A

Sarang Lee, 4th Place

Readers Forum B

Aaleyah Melisa Fatialofa, 1st Place

Readers Forum C

Fiona Yu, 2nd Place

Choral Speaking

Jing Qi Yang, 5th Place

Allen Gil, 5th Place

Mykah Jax Salas, 5th Place

Gina Kwon, 5th Place

Chamorro Events

Tristan Dane Torres, 3rd Place

Troy Anthony Aldan, 4th Place

Divannie Torres, 4th Place

3-5 Division

Humorous Interpretation

Breanna May Lopez, 1st Place

Hans Gabrielle Ordas, 2nd Place

Duo Interpretation A

Breanna May Lopez, 2nd Place

Mariska Badal, 2nd Place

Duo Interpretation B

Misako Ota, 2nd Place

Maria Sofia Gomez, 2nd Place

Impromptu Speaking A

Justin Yao Ma, 5th Place

Impromptu Speaking B

Arielle Mae Matutino, 2nd Place

Readers Forum C

Qihan Wang, 1st Place

Eliane Nerisse Pagaduan, 4th Place

Readers Forum Masters A

Llyana Jairah Manalang, 2nd Place

PGFC Coach/Coordinator: Mrs. Esther Manzano

Judges: Mr. Samuel Rey Smith, Mr. Edriel Javier, Mr. Arvin Dayao, Mr. Martin Pangilinan, Mr. Claude Aquino, Mr. Joshua Pajarillaga, Mr. Edriel Javier