Episcopal Knights Help Save the World at Model United Nations
Episcopal students helped lead the global response to an alien invasion at a virtual Model United Nations conference the weekend of February 26-28, 2021. In addition to responding to a surprise crisis involving the arrival of alien spacecraft in Antarctica, students debated and passed resolutions addressing global issues including fair trade, election security, health care, housing and clean water.
Juniors Lucy Pellegrin and Molly King were recognized for outstanding resolution, for a resolution on election security. Junior Davis Eglin and senior Preston Kyle successfully passed a resolution related to global supply chains through the Economic and Social Council, while junior Alex Engstrom and senior Nick Delahaye cosponsored a resolution that passed the United Nations Security Council. All students were prepared with resolutions that were debated virtually, and the Episcopal Knights were lively and impassioned advocates for the countries they represented.
This year’s delegation included seniors Abhay Basireddy, Nick Delahaye, Preston Kyle, and Robert Xing; juniors Davis Eglin, Alex Engstrom, Molly King, Ria Mehrotra, Lucy Pellegrin, and Caroline Wilcox; sophomores Katherine Fivgas and Sophia Horridge; and first years Kathy Hu and Ayush Patel. Students met on campus at Penniman Hall for the online conference, which was chaperoned by Dr. Kuhn and Dr. Way.
Mock Trial Competes at Regional
On Friday, February 23, Episcopal fielded three Mock Trial teams at the Region Three Regional Mock Trial competition, hosted by the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and held on Zoom. The Denim team advanced to the semi-final round and faced tough competition from the team from Zachary High School who advanced to the state contest. The case problem, Barry Jackson, on Behalf of Minor Child, Charley Jackson vs. Grande City Zoo, was a civil case involving a personal injury at a tiger exhibit. The teams were coached by attorneys Chip Marionneaux and Joseph Scott. Congratulations on a great showing!
Junior Classical League Convention Results
The purpose of Junior Classical League is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.
Episcopal students Arya Patel (President of EHS JCL), Robert Xing (VP), and Ayush Patel participated as delegates and competitors in the Louisiana State Junior Classical League Convention over the weekend of March 5-7. Convention this year was virtual. Many of the competitions were adapted to accommodate physical distancing. Delegates from across the state took part in virtual meetings, held elections for next year's board of officers, heard colloquia talks from an LSU classicist and an astrophysicist, got to know each other during fun activities like a scavenger hunt and a trivia mixer, tested their wits against each other in Certamen, tested their bodies in Olympika, tested their minds in academic tests, displayed their artistic creations in graphic arts and their performance abilities in creative arts.
In overall school performance, Episcopal ranked third among participating schools.
Individual competition results: (Title of Contest, Level of Contest, Rank)
In Academic Sweeps, (overall individual academic performance), Arya Patel ranked fourth among all participating students.
In Olympika Sweeps (overall individual athletic performance), Ayush Patel ranked third among all participating students.
In Overall Individual Sweepstakes (across all individual competitions), Ayush Patel ranked eighth among all participating students, and Arya Patel ranked fourth.
Team Competition results: (Title of Contest, Rank)
GA1-Spirit 2 -- a cheering competition; students had to film themselves performing a series of cheers to earn points for the school
Roll Call 3 -- a video to introduce the school to the other delegations; students film themselves conveying the information, and often perform a skit at the same time to liven up the presentation
Upper Certamen 1 -- team captain Robert Xing, Arya Patel, Ayush Patel (quiz bowl for classics)
Science Fair Honors
Young Pianists Earn Gold
Eight Episcopal students participated in the Baton Rouge Piano Solo Festival Event, and all eight received the superior rating certificate. This rating is the highest that can be achieved at the festival. The following students received their first gold cup. A gold cup is rewarded to students who receive the superior rating certificate for three years.
Diya Kankar (6th)
Alexander Williams (6th)
David Gboloo (5th)
Aryav Mehta (4th)
Greyson Sevier (4th)
Emma Soignier (4th)
Bryton Butler obtained his first gold cup in 2020.
Julia Whitney obtained her first gold cup in 2019.
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