Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00
Roslyn High School sophomore John Trezza won first place at the 2011 Princeton Classic, a national high school forensics competition that took place December 2-4 at Princeton University. This is the first time a Roslyn student won first place in a national forensics competition, and the first time the Roslyn forensics team had four students make it to the final round of a national event.
Juniors Jenny Godman and Julia Cohen had an outstanding showing receiving Third Place and Fifth Place respectively in Student Congress. Julia Cohen also received her final half-qualification to the state tournament in the process. Senior Phillip Weinstein received Seventh Place in Student Congress adding to his list of accolades this year. The four students made it to the final round placing in the top 10 out of the 16 finalists.
Seniors Michael Lustrin, Tim Silber, and Brian Suh made it to the semifinal round of the Student Congress competition. Several other students participated in different events such as Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Drama, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Oral Interpretation. Overall, the Roslyn Student Congress team took 25 percent of the semifinal spots. Roslyn came in Seventh Place overall out of 82 schools. Student Congress advisor Jeri Malloy was proud of the students’ achievement individually and as a team. For more information on the Forensics team, please go to roslynforensics.com.