Five St. Basil Academy students participated in a poetry recital contest honoring Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913) sponsored by the St. Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics Inc. last month. The judges graded each performance on the fluency of the recital, clarity of pronunciation, intonation, artistic performance and expression. Tenth-grader Anastasiya Bloshchynska, 11th-grader Emily Soares and 12th-grader Alexandra Bethman placed first, second and third, respectively. All contestants received commemorative certificates and gifts.