On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, seven students of Saint Basil Academy participated in the poetry recital contest honoring Ivan Franko (1856-1916) organized and sponsored by the Saint Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics, Inc., in Philadelphia.
The Judges: Iryna Ivankovych, President of the Saint Sophia Religious Association, and Alexandra Penkalskyj, Vice Principal of Saint Basil Academy, graded each performance on the fluency of the recital, clarity of pronunciation, intonation, artistic performance, and expression.
The winners of the contest were: 1st place - Anastasiya Bloshchynska (Gr 10); 2nd place - Emily Soares (Gr. 11); 3rd place - Elizabeth Gorodenchuk (Gr. 12).
When awarding the contestants, Dr. Iryna Ivankovych congratulated them on their excellent performance. All contestants were awarded commemorative certificates and gifts. The main sponsor of the event presented the winners with prizes. This is the third poetry recital contest organized by the Saint Sophia Association for the students of the Saint Basil Academy.