2013 National Finals: Qualifiers

Backstage on May 14, 2013 Damian Rogers, Creative DirectorBarbara Egan, from Mary, Mother of God School, recites “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning Kathleen Chen, from Toronto French School, recites “The Bull Moose” by Alden Nowlan Maxine Owers, from Port Moody Secondary School, recites “Before the Birth of One of Her Children” by Anne Bradstreet Samantha Starkey, from West Point Grey Academy, recites “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes” by Thomas Gray Six students in the English Stream were asked to recite a third poem. Peirce Dickson, from St. John’s-Ravenscourt School, recites “The Loaf” by Paul Muldoon Alexandra McGowan, from Canterbury High School, recites “Fear of Snakes” by Lorna Crozier English Prize Stream finalists Caitlin Botros, Dede Akolo, and Kyla Kane were selected to compete again on May 15. Bilingual Prize Stream judges for poems in English (l. to r.): Hoa Nguyen, Michael Lista, Dani Couture. The 12 Bilingual Prize Stream National Finalists Victor Lewis, from École internationale de Montréal, recites “Les quatre sans cou” by Robert Desnos Shannon Couillard, from École secondaire du Sommet, recites “Le sultan” by Jacques Prévert Ivan Fonseca, from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, recites “Il existe pourtant...” by Marie Uguay Dena Tabyanian, from Port Moody Secondary School, recites “Revenge” by Letitia Elizabeth Landon Surat Jalalov, from Porter Creek Secondary School, recites “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley Arrthy Thayaparan, from Crofton House School, recites “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth Bilingual Prize Stream finalists Elisabeth Sohier-Poirier, Khalil Mair, and Aisha Nafees were selected to compete again on May 15. Sepideh Anvar, Director The 9 French Prize Stream National Finalists French prize stream judges (l. to r.): Lélia Young, Marguerite Andersen, and Suzanne Legault. Cathy Guo, from École internationale de Montréal, recites “Il va neiger dans quelques jours” by Francis Jammes Tess Exshaw, from Lycée français de Toronto, recites “Le chat” by Charles Baudelaire Léa Trudel, from Collège Saint-Hilaire, recites “On the road again 2” by Rita Mestokosho French Prize Stream finalists Anne Leblanc, Natasha Jadavji and Sarah Kordlouie were selected to compete again on May 15.