Fall 2020 ModernBrain Awards (Interpretation)

awards Jan 15, 2021

Fall 2020 ModernBrain Awards (Interpretation)

  • Interpretation events require participants to select, edit, block, memorize, and perform a ~10 minute version of someone else’s work. Dramatic Interpretation (DI), for instance, allows students to shine with Oscar-worthy monologues. Humorous Interpretation (HI) lets students dazzle audiences with dizzying character transitions as they change voices, postures, and actions at the drop of a hat. Programmed Oral Interpretation (POI) showcases students’ directorial abilities; they piece together works of prose, poetry, and drama in order to express a clear theme. That’s just the tip of the miles-deep interpretation iceberg!
  • ModernBrain’s Fall 2020 Interpretation results are exemplary. 
    • Programmed Oral Interpretation:
      • Ashley D. was the Seattle Academy CHAMPION, a finalist at the Castle Classic tournament, a finalist at CSU Long Beach, a finalist at the Mountain View Toro County Classic, and a semifinalist at the PSJA Southwest competition! (She’s fully qualified for the National Individual Event Tournament of Champions!)
      • Emily was the novice CHAMPION at CSU Long Beach--and the Princeton High School CHAMPION!
      • Annie was the CSU Long Beach runner-up, earning a ‘bid’ to the National Individual Event Tournament of Champions!
      • Ashley L. was a finalist at CSU Long Beach!
    • Humorous Interpretation:
      • Audrey won GOLD at our first AND second “Friendly” competitions, and was a novice finalist at the Claremont competition AND the Seattle Academy invitational!
      • Ziqi was a novice finalist at the Claremont competition and won BRONZE (as an elementary schooler competing with high schoolers) at our second “Friendly” competition!
      • Wonnie was a novice finalist at the Claremont competition and won SILVER at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Jennifer was a novice finalist at the Seattle Academy invitational and won BRONZE at our first “Friendly” competition! 
      • Arush was a finalist at the Grapevine tournament, earning a ‘bid’ to the Tournament of Champions!
      • Anna won SILVER at our second “Friendly” competition! 
    • Dramatic Interpretation:
      • Casey was the Richfield Run CHAMPION, a finalist at the John S. Gossett competition, and a finalist at the Dom Ramsey invitational! 
      • Nora was the novice CHAMPION of the Tri-County Forensic League!
      • Jennifer was a novice finalist at the Claremont competition AND the Seattle Academy invitational!
    • DUO Interpretation:
      • The team of Chen and Zhu earned a SILVER at our first “Friendly” competition and a BRONZE at the second “Friendly”!
    • Declamation/Oratorical Interpretation:
      • Sophia was a novice finalist at CSU Long Beach AND Claremont! She also won BRONZE at our first “Friendly” competition! 
      • Casey was a finalist at the LaRue County invitational!
    • Prose Interpretation:
      • Casey was the CHAMPION of the Dom Ramsey invitational, the novice runner-up at the PSJA Southwest competition, a finalist at the LaRue County invitational, a semifinalist at the Mountain View Toro County Classic, and a semifinalist at the Athens Swing! 
    • Poetry Interpretation:
      • Casey was a finalist at the PSJA Southwest competition, a finalist at the Athens Swing, and a finalist at the Princeton high school competition!
    • Dramatic Performance/Combined Interpretation
      • Olivia won GOLD at our first AND second “Friendly” competitions!
      • Sophia won SILVER at our first AND second “Friendly” competitions! 
    • Storytelling:
      • Candace won GOLD at our second “Friendly” competition and SILVER at our first!
      • Elaine won GOLD at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Vanessa won GOLD at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Jade won SILVER at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Karlisha won SILVER at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Natalia won BRONZE at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • David won BRONZE at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Caroline won BRONZE at our second “Friendly” competition! 
  • Congratulations to these students on their outstanding efforts, and thank you to our coaches for helping teach them the keys to success! 

 

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