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Saints Earn Numerous Top 3 Finishes, One Overall at State Literary Rally

Saints Earn Numerous Top 3 Finishes, One Overall at State Literary Rally
Several Middle and Upper School students placed in the top three in Division IV of the 2019 State Literary Rally, hosted by the Louisiana High School Rally Association, on April 27 at Louisiana State University. Division IV includes Louisiana middle and high schools with enrollments of 151-250 students.

Students from across the state competed in the rally, each taking the same tests. Twenty-six students from St. Martin’s qualified to participate in the State Rally after top district finishes in February. St. Martin’s posted an overall winner in a category for the fourth consecutive year.

To participate in the state competition, students either qualified by finishing in the top five in a literary event at the District Literary Rally or were chosen by the academic department to represent the school in open foreign language events. Each student may test in only one State Rally Literary Event.

More than a quarter of a million high school students take part in ten district rallies throughout Louisiana, with more than 6,000 district winners advancing to the State Rally held annually at Louisiana State University.

St. Martin’s Results (listed alphabetically by subject):
  • Advanced Math Functions & Statistics - Bharat Solanky, 1st
  • Advanced Math: Pre Calc - Renee Angerer, 2nd
  • Algebra I - Tristan Karno, 1st
  • Biology I - Brandon Stokes, 1st
  • Biology II - Lainey Pickens, 1st
  • Chemistry - Izzy Bartholomew, 2nd
  • Computer Science I - Rico Coleman, 1st
  • English IV - Jessie Pickens, 1st; * OVERALL WINNER
  • French II - Lydia Greene, 1st
  • Latin I - George Mueller, 1st
  • Physical Science - Justin Hall, 2nd
  • Spanish III - Katie Main, 2nd
  • Spanish IV - Elliot Peyton, 1st
  • US History - Clara Conatser, 1st
  • World History - Daniel Thompson, 2nd


Open Events
  • Spanish II: Extemporaneous Speaking - Collin Saucier, Average
  • Spanish II: Interpretive Reading - Kylar Coleman, Average
  • Spanish III: Extemporaneous Speaking - Christopher Catinis, Average
  • Spanish III: Interpretive Reading -  Patience Zar, Average
  • Spanish IV: Extemporaneous Speaking - Andreas Poulis, Excellent
  • Spanish IV: Interpretive Reading - Nicholas Kean, Good
  • Speech: Extemporaneous Speaking - Andrew Gary, Superior
  • Speech: Original Oratory - Camila Figueroa, Excellent
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