Kathy Norwood and Matt Martelli returned to GMU for the 14th Annual Patriot Games Classic, along with six high-school performers and two of our USNA coaches.
The Patriot Games Classic is one of the East Coast's largest high-school forensics (speech and debate) competitions, and this year's competitors--nearly 3000 in all!--came from as far-flung places as Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.
We had six total competitors, none progressed to the next round, but each did very well and made us proud. Three of the six were competing for their very first time! They will receive judges’ ballots this coming week to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement.
The following students competed on Saturday:
Olivia Beach, ‘20 — Student Congress (3-minute extemporized speeches on student-sponsored “legislation”)
Andy Cawood, ‘19 — Original Oratory (10-minute memorized original speech)
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.