Aristoi Classical to hold Tea & Poetry Competition

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – Aristoi Classical Academy will host its second annual Goblet of Apollo – Tea & Poetry Competition on February 15, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. The poetry and performance contest is between the 5th and 6th-grade classes at Aristoi’s upper school campus on Morton Road.

Each class will recite the poetry of this year’s theme of love, complete with gestures, appropriate intonations, and movement. The winning class is decided by a panel of judges chosen from the greater Katy community.

“The Goblet of Apollo, named after the Greek god of poetry, is a serious competition,” said a press release from the school. “Students have been memorizing lines, creating choreography, and practicing oratory skills, all of which creates an expressive delivery of poetry.”

“Aristoi, as a classical school, emphasizes the history and significance of poetry and its meaning. This is the perfect event which brings that all together for the students,” says Brittany Revia, co-organizer and sixth grade English and History teacher at Aristoi.

The scholars, dressed in appropriate tea attire, enjoy a morning of tea and treats as well.

The Aristoi community comes together to make this a special occasion. There are hats and gloves, some students dress to the nines. Plus there are simple and lovely flower decorations, teacups, real brewed and steeped tea, linens, and tea snacks for our scholars.

“It’s a charming, educational and enlightening experience, said sixth-grade teacher Lorissa Jackson”  “The Goblet of Apollo is really a spectacular occasion!”

New this year, Aristoi is inviting its fifth and sixth-grade parents to enjoy the morning and celebrate with the scholars. Superintendent/Headmaster, Brenda Davidson, has extended that invitation to the Katy community as well.

“We’re a classical school, which believes in truth, goodness, and beauty. Showcasing our students and poetry is another way to exemplify these characteristics,” Davidson said.

The event is open only to adults of the community and requires registration at the front office.

About Aristoi Classical Academy

Aristoi Classical Academy is a free, public charter school offering classical education to students in grades K-12. Aristoi currently has two campuses in historic Katy with a total enrollment of more than 900 students. Aristoi’s mission is to provide students with a free, academically challenging Classical Liberal Arts education that encourages them to develop a passion for learning and that gives them the means to become responsible citizens of virtuous character.

To learn more about Aristoi Classical Academy, visit or contact us at 281-391-5003.

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