New Haven Students Excel at State Poetry Competition

New Haven Public School students and their teachers have once again excelled in the CT COLT World Language Poetry Recitation Contest.  As in years past, NHPS students took the most honors in the State.  Representing their 10 schools, 36 NHPS students brought home gold, silver and bronze medals.  (Please see the list below and attached.)    Our students memorized selected poems and were judged according to memorization, pronunciation/diction and oral interpretation.  This annual event allows our NHPS students to demonstrate their dedication to excellence as well as the dedication of their WL teachers who work with them daily in our NHPS world language classrooms.  Congratulations and many thanks to the students and their teachers for going above and beyond!  CT COLT Poetry Contest April 26, 2012 NHPS Medal Recipients                   Student Name Language Award School Name 1 Taylor Krzeminski Chinese MS2 3rd Betsy Ross Arts Magnet 2 Logan Mucke Spanish MS2 1st Betsy Ross Arts Magnet 3 Vanessa Hansen-Quartey  Spanish MS2 2nd Davis Arts & Academics 4 Janerry Ruiz Spanish Native MS 2nd Davis Arts & Academics 5 Saberiya Safi ESOL High Beginner MS 2nd Fair Haven School 6 Farmanullah Safi         ESOL Intermediate MS 2nd Fair Haven School 7 Danayit Mekonnen ESOL Advanced MS 1st Fair Haven School 8 Christopher Lopez Italian MS1 3rd Fair Haven School 9 Bismillah Shikufa Russian MS1 1st Fair Haven School 10 Annabel Chavez Spanish MS1 3rd Fair Haven School 11 Katia Mata Spanish Native MS 1st Fair Haven School 12 Keiry Ventura Spanish Native MS 3rd Fair Haven School 13 Rafiatou Ouru French Native HS 2nd Hill Regional Career HS 14 Brandi Fullwood Spanish HS4 2nd Hillhouse High School 15 Gleimy Rodriguez Chinese MS1 2nd John C. Daniels 16 Jillian Witcher Chinese MS2 2nd John C. Daniels 17 Ustair Patel Arabic HS1 3rd Metropolitan 18 Solanlly Guzman ESOL Advanced HS 2nd The Sound School 19 Zariah Altman Italian HS1 2nd The Sound School 20 Sydnee Odei-Ntiri Spanish HS2 3rd The Sound School 21 Mouna Guentouh Arabic HS 5-6 2nd Wilbur Cross High School 22 Suge Zhang Chinese Native – HS 1st Wilbur Cross High School 23 Alvaro Quispe Vergara ESOL Intermediate HS 2nd Wilbur Cross High School 24 Alvaro Quispe Vergara French – HS1 3rd Wilbur Cross High School 25 Jillian Valerio French – HS3      3rd Wilbur Cross High School 26 Joseph Gonzalez Italian HS 5-6 1st Wilbur Cross High School 27 Reina Matsuura Japanese Native HS 2nd Wilbur Cross High School 28 Paola Perez Modern Greek HS1 1st Wilbur Cross High School 29 Dana Lew Modern Greek HS2 2nd Wilbur Cross High School 30 Georges Monroy Modern Greek HS4 2nd Wilbur Cross High School 31 Andrea Salazar Modern Greek HS 5-6 1st Wilbur Cross High School 32 Milena Souto Portuguese Native HS 3rd Wilbur Cross High School 33 Georges Monroy Spanish Native HS 2nd Wilbur Cross High School 34 Mark Gorski German Native MS 3rd Worthington Hooker School 35 Jinsung Kim Korean Native MS 1st Worthington Hooker School 36 Aline Ko Portuguese Native MS 1st Worthington Hooker School 37 Anastacia Ostapovich Russian Native MS 1st Worthington Hooker School CT