On November 8, 2017, the fifth grade at Saint Theresa Catholic School stepped back in time to experience the sights and sounds of an authentic recreation of a 16th century European village at the 13th Annual School Days at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Students interacted with hundreds of costumed characters representing the courts, culture, art, science, and literature of the Renaissance Period.
Fifth grade students competed in multiple contests as part of the festival, and earned awards in several categories at the Intermediate School level. In the Poetry competition, an Honorable Mention went to Danica Tran for her poem, “Dragons,”, with Adanna Okeke’s “The Queen’s Party” earning third place, Anastasia Dementyev’s “Of Times Long Past” second place, and Monica Martin’s “Death Remembrance” first place.
In the Essay competition, third place was merited by Emily Tran with her essay “The Renaissance Inventions,” second place by Monica Serice with “Major Inventions during the Renaissance Period,” and first place by Megan Cung for her essay, “Henry VII, King of England.”
In the Art competition, Honorable Mention went to Stacy Saucedo for “The Girl Writing Music” and Megan Cung for “The Lone Knight,” with Jaclyn Khong winning first place for her drawing, “Renaissance Princess.”
The Texas Renaissance Festival includes an Early Music Festival during the School Days program, designed to encourage students to explore the varied forms of early music and to discover the joy of performance. Our fifth grade students won second place in the Treble Choir competition under the direction of Mr. Zachary Turner.
We are thankful for the opportunity to attend the School Days this year!