Sacred Heart College has won the Auckland diocese Pompallier Shield competition for the eighth time in ten years.
The competition, which included Scripture reading, drama and oratory categories was held this year at Marcellin College. In all, 15 colleges participated.
Finbar MacLeod of Sacred Heart College won the senior oratory section for the second year in a row. He spoke on the topic “Fit of Mission”.
Pompallier College from Whangarei finished second in the overall standings, and Baradene College from Auckland was third.
Marcellin College DRS Karen Rodrigues earned plaudits for her outstanding coordination of this annual inter-Catholic schools competition.
Next year’s competition will be hosted by Marist College in Mt Albert.
Senior Oratory: 1 Finbar MacLeod – Sacred Heart College; 2 Sophie Everitt – Baradene College; 3 Caitlin McGoldrick – Pompallier College.
Junior Speech: 1 Antonia Robinson – St Mary’s College; 2 David Fa’alau-Solia – Sacred Heart College; 3 Conrad Hart – St Peter’s College.
Senior Scripture: 1 Tevita Uilou – St Paul’s College; 2 (equal) Josh Kirwin – Pompallier College and Cuan Pillay – Sancta Maria College; 3 (equal) Joshua Purdon – Sacred Heart College and Jack McConnell – St Peter’s College.
Junior Scripture: 1 Cilia-Marie Po’e – McAuley High School; 2 Katie Wells – Pompallier College; 3 Xavia Hayward – Marist College.
Maori Scripture: 1 Mason Lawlor – Sacred Heart College; 2 Aotearoa Aho – De La Salle College; 3 Henry Elliott – Sancta Maria College. Sacred Heart College Pompallier Shield roll continues Sacred