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8th Grade Oratorical Contest Winners Announced!
by Sacred Heart - Published on 5/12/2017 3:04 PM

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the school held it's annual 8th grade oratorial contest.  Ten finalists competed for the top spot!  Please congratulate our finalists, as well as those who received honorable mention. 


  1. Eliya Behailu - 4th Place
  2. Hannah Greenberg
  3. Riley Rochlitz
  4. Lex Roe - 3rd Place
  5. Paul Ruch
  6. Kiley Ruffhead
  7. Caroline Schulz
  8. Max Selby - 2nd Place
  9. Isabelle Somma - 1st Place
  10. Gabby Trainor

Honorable Mention


Alumni Judges

Joanna LaBoue is a 2004 graduate of Sacred Heart, as well as an Oratorical finalist from that year.  After Sacred Heart, Joanna attended Mercy High School, and later, Hood College. Joanna graduated from Hood with a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. Currently, Joanna is completing her fifth year as an English teacher at Oklahoma Road Middle School in Carroll County. This fall, she plans to rejoin the Hood community, where she will attain her master’s degree in School and Mental Health Counseling. 

Katie Renehan-Cafiero graduated from Sacred Heart in 2001, the year in which she was also a finalist in the Oratorical Contest. She went on to attend Mt de Sales high school, where she first realized her love of teaching. After graduation, she continued her studies, and received​ a degree in Elementary Education. Katie is a Marine Corps wife, and has traveled around the country with her husband to three different duty stations since 2008. She is also mom of a 17 month-old baby girl, named Abigail. Katie is currently working at Bethany Learning Center in Ellicott City, and is the owner of her own craft business.

Shelbi Timmons graduated from Sacred Heart in 2008.  In that year, she was also a participant in the Oratorical Contest.  She went on to attend and graduate from Mount de Sales Academy in 2012.  Last year, Shelbi graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.  This June, she will finish up her first year of teaching vocal music at New Town Elementary School in Owings Mills.  In addition to teaching, her accomplishments include a mission trip to help build up the Jamaican Deaf Village in Mandeville, Jamaica, and performing regularly with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Baltimore Bach Concert Series.

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