A team of Prep Italian language students took first place in the annual Italian Language and Culture Competition at Rutgers University. This year’s theme was: “La Bellezza e’…” (“Beauty is…”), and each of the ten teams was tasked with presenting a skit (in Italian, of course!) demonstrating their response. Prep’s team chose to celebrate Italy’s flag, and the skit, “La Bellezza e’ Tricolore” took the form of a game show, where the contestants were challenged to guess what was behind the green, white, and, red curtains.
Congratulations to the team members, and their mentor, Ms. Rosalie Romano!
- Gianni Echeverria, ’23: Game Show host
- Gianluca Zurlo, ’23: Green curtain
- Rishi Bhandari, ’23: White curtain
- Marco Giglio, ’23: Red curtain
- Mossimo Infante-Meehan, ’23, Gabriel Russell, ’23 and Nick Valente, ’24: Prep students (game show contestants)
- Nico Duarte, ’23: stage crew (sound effects and background slides)
Prep has competed in the event—formerly held at Montclair State University—for more than a decade, with much success. Each year’s competition presents a new theme for the skits the teams must create and present.