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Longest Continuous Eisteddfod In Nation Lists Local Winners

May 7, 2019

The 130th “Cynonfardd” Eisteddfod was held April 27 at the Dr. Edwards Memorial Church, Edwardsville. It is the longest continuous Eisteddfod outside the country of Wales. The Eisteddfod featured a day of competition in music and poetry. Bette L. Devers was chairwoman of the Eisteddfod and introduced the adjudicator of music, James Ruck; adjudicator of recitation, Ann Tinner; official accompanist, Brenda Nighbert, and conductor of the afternoon session, Scott Jones, vice chairman. The afternoon session was devoted to competition of children while the evening session was for adult competitors. Winners are: Morning session Vocal solo under 5 — first place, Clara Starcher, Kingston. Vocal solo 5 to 7 years — first place, Sarah Antall, Dallas; second place, Jacob Polishan, Dunmore; third place, Timothy Polishan, Dunmore. Recitation 5 to 7 years — first place, Sarah Antall, Dallas; second place, Sam Carpenter, Shavertown; third place, Timothy Polishan, Dunmore. Vocal solo 8 to 10 years — first place, Apalonia Passetti, Forty Fort; second place, Julia Antall, Dallas; third place, Anna Polishan, Dunmore. Recitation 8 to 10 years — first place, Julia Antall, Dallas; second place, Apalonia Passetti, Forty Fort; third place, Helen Lewis, Edwardsville. Piano solo 9 years and under — first place, Sofia Rodriguez, Sugarloaf; second place, Keane DiSavatore, Philadelphia. Vocal solo 11 to 12 years — first place, Tatiana Schlifka, Dallas; second place, Claire Polishan, Dunmore; third place, Brady Glickert, Sugarloaf. Recitation 11 to 12 years — first place, Brady Glickert, Sugarloaf; second place, Tatiana Schlifka, Dallas; third place, Claire Polishan, Dunmore. Piano solo 11 to 12 years — first place, Tatiana Schlifka, Dallas; second place, Anna Polishan, Dunmore; third place, Brady Glickert, Sugarloaf. Vocal solo 13 to 15 years — first place, Charles Glickert, Sugarloaf; second place, Lauren Glickert, Sugarloaf; third place, Erin Barno, Mountain Top. Recitation 13 to 15 years — first place, Charles Glickert, Sugarloaf; second place, Lauren Glickert, Sugarloaf; third place, Erin Barno, Mountain Top. Piano solo 13 to 15 years — first place, Lauren Glickert, Sugarloaf; second place, Jacob Navrocki, Swoyersville; third place, Charles Glickert, Sugarloaf. Vocal solo 16 to 18 years — first place, Audrey Glickert, Sugarloaf; second place, Abby Hastings, Dallas. Bible reading 16 to 18 years — first place, Abby Hastings, Dallas; second place, Audrey Glickert, Sugarloaf. Vocal duet 13 to 18 years — first place, Audrey and Lauren Glickert, Sugarloaf; second place, Abby Hastings, Dallas and Erin Barno, Mountain Top. Evening session Amateur solo — first place, Melissa Maurer, Catawissa; second place, Becca Barnes, Mountain Top. Amateur recitation — a reading by Mary Ann Stelma. Duet — “The Two Welsh Cookies,” Carol Wolosz, Edwardsville, and Sally Morgan DiRico, Nuangola. Senior citizen solo — first place, Carol Ellis, Shamokin; second place, Richard Aston, Wilkes-Barre. Alto solo — first place, Jess Starcher, Kingston; second place, Joanna Smith, Trucksville. Tenor solo — first place, Bruce Evans, Luzerne; second place, Scott Jones, Wilkes-Barre. Adult recitation — first place, Joanna Smith, Trucksville; second place, Nancy Wright, New York City. Soprano solo — first place, Joyce Lysiak, Shickshinny; second place, Carol Ellis, Shamokin. Bible reading — first place, Jack Wise, Pittston; second place, Nancy Wright, New York City. Quartet — first place, “Unaccounted Four,” Justin Shaffern, Bryan Newton, Justin Davis and Ryder Milial — Wyoming Valley Barbershoppers; second place, “Sounds Abound,” Drew Smith, Tom Roberts, Jim Morpath, Joe Husty — Wyoming Valley Barbershoppers. Bass baritone solo — first place, Glenn Ryman, Wilkes-Barre; second place, Jack Wise, Pittston. Challenge solo — first place, Joanna Smith, Trucksville; second place, Nancy Wright, New York City. Adult chorus — first place, Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus, Justin Davis, director; second place, Orpheus Choral Society, Michelle Tyburski, director, and Sue Lauer, accompanist.