Stratford hosts region literary meet

Students from seven schools will be on campus Tuesday


Gazebo Photo by Caris Weinberg

Singers, writers, and speakers from seven schools will be competing Tuesday in the Region Literary Meet at Stratford.

Stratford’s Caroline Cole is entered in Girls Solo, and Noah Fenimore in Boys Solo. The Girls Trio is made up of Sarah Pyles, Maya Rubenstein, and Neely Shah. The Boys Quartet is Benjamin Jorgensen, Matt Newberry, Noah Fenimore, and Austin Slocumb.

Riley Davis and Meggie Aivolotis will perform the duo Oral Interpretation, while Tomi Sogade performs the Dramatic Interpretation. The essayists include Kenzie Muenzer for the Personal Essay, Sai Pagadala for the Argumentative Essay, and Lucy Boswell for the Rhetorical Essay. The extemporaneous speakers are Sean Malhotra for Domestic Speaking and Rushabh Patel for International.

The girls trio and solo along with boys solo and quartet have been rehearsing almost every day with Upper School chorus teacher Mrs. Monica Fenimore

The extemporaneous speakers have been practicing with AP U.S. History teacher Mr. Stephen O’Hara. They need to have research prepared beforehand because, on competition day, they will not be able to use the Internet, and they only have an hour to prepare.

Oral Interpretation is similar to a monologue.They have been rehearsing with Director of Theatre Ms. Sylvia Haynie.  

The Macon schools participating are Stratford, FPD, Tattnall Square, and Mount de Sales.

Savannah Christian, Savannah Country Day, and Cavalry Day School will also be attending.

Each category is judged differently.

“Even the solos are judged differently than the ensembles,” Stratford Literary Coordinator Ms. Laura Voss said. “Like the trio or quartet, it is more about blend, instead of individual strong solo voices.”