RMCA student Missy Gurgon performs at the first-ever Poetry Smash.
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, nearly two dozen Rocky Mountain Classical Academy sixth-eighth grade students participated in the school’s first-ever Poetry Smash. Students presented solo recitals of original and existing works, as well as duets. Many of the students performed pieces they competed with during the recent Pikes Peak Region Forensics Competition.
Teachers and Forensics Program Faculty Advisors Mrs. Rhonda Chozinski (Rhetoric and Logic) and Mrs. Michelle Voth (History, English) organized the relaxing event for parents and friends to witness the students’ skills. Sixty guests heard dynamic and skilled interpretations of the works presented.
The RMCA Forensics Team competed at their first-ever event, the Pikes Peak Regional, this past February. With just two weeks of preparation, team members placed fourth and sixth in judged categories, a stunningly good start for a brand new team. Mrs. Chozinski and Voth stress the importance of life-long skills that forensics develops, including the ability to debate confidently in front of large crowds while employing all possible means of verbal and non-verbal communication to carry one’s point.
The next opportunity to see the team’s skills will be at the “Knight to Remember” Auction on April 29th. Tickets are now on sale for $30.00 each.