Lacordaire Academy, the North Jersey Forensics League champion of 2012-13, hosted and won first place in the drama meet, which is the third public speaking competition of 2013-14.
During the meet, students memorize and perform three to five minutes pieces and are judged on their eye contact, interpretation, voice, poise and memorization. Lacordaire captains Iris Knowles and Nicole Galioto made the finals and Jill Canavari won third place. Montclair residents, Maria Bambrick-Santoyo and John Colie won second fourth place respectively, and fifth grader Kathryn Morrow followed close behind her veteran teammates in her debut meet. The team remains undefeated this year and will host its final league meet on April first.