Dante Alighieri Competition Prize Winners

Results for both the poetry recitation and the written sections of the Dante Alighieri Italian competition have been released. This year, due to the move to online judging, OLMC students competed against each other, rather than against other schools. One unexpected benefit of having the competition run completely online this year instead of at Melbourne University was that the Italian staff and I had the privilege of hearing the students recite their poems to the judges as we supervised on the Google Meets. The standard was extremely high and it was a joy to hear Italian poetry being recited so confidently and expressively by our students.

We are proud to announce the following Prize Winners:

Year 9 Italian-Australian
First place: Ava, Amelia & Sarah
Second place: Gemma, Jacinta, Melodi & Natalie
Third place: Jorja, Gemma & Olivia
Original Poetry - Year 11 Italian-Australian
First place: Audrey
Second place: Amelia
Year 9 Non-Italian
First place: Mary
Second place: Molly
Third place: Claudia
Discorso (Speech) - Year 11 Italian-Australian
First place: Julia
Year 10 Italian-Australian
First place: Olivia M, Jacqueline, Olivia M
Second place: Isabella & Chiara
Third place: Chloe & Alyssa
Discorso (Speech) - Year 12 Italian-Australian
First place: Aleesha
Second place: Alessya
Third place: Julia & Vanessa
Year 11 Italian-Australian
First place: Sienna & Tahlia
Second place: Imogen
Third place: Bridget
Year 12 Italian-Australian
First place: Adele
Year 12 Non-Italian
First place: Maya

We wish these students, and all those who participated in the competition, all the best as they pursue their Italian studies in the years to come.

Fleur Davison
Languages Learning Leader