Students Place No. 1 and 2 in Junior Forensics Challenge

Congratulations to South Woods Middle School seventh-graders Sage Gladstone and Elena Andrade for their recent success at the Long Island Junior Forensics League Tournament. After weeks of practicing under the guidance of Syosset High School English teacher Lydia Esslinger and members of the high school forensics team, Sage and Elena competed at a middle school forensics tournament held at Kellenberg High School in February. Both students competed in the category of Oral Interpretation. Sage recited a collection of Judith Viorst poems and won first place overall. Elena recited a collection of Maya Angelou poems and placed second overall. Both Sage and Elena worked hard to prepare for this event and were very proud to represent South Woods Middle School.