The Middle School English Language Arts teachers have spent quality time having each and every middle school student prepare speeches to present to their peers in the classrooms. The topic for this year’s speech contest was “Challenges Youth Face.” There are three finalists chosen per grade level to present their speeches in front of the entire middle school community on March 14 in the auditorium. The selection is an extremely difficult task since there are so many excellent speeches presented during the preliminary round.
Finalists were chosen to represent each grade level. Sixth grade students included: Zoha Bajwa,
Stellie Bobilin and Ali Cheema. Seventh grade students were Hannah Lindberg, Giana Provenzano and Kailee Rothstein. Eighth grade students chosen were Kendall Ayers, Leah Guerard and Kendall Walsworth.
Judges from the Toastmasters Club of Clermont determined the winners who were in first place - Kendall Walsworth, in second place was Kendall Ayers and third place was Stellie Bobilin. Ali Cheema earned an honorable mention.
A big “Thank you!” goes out to Mrs. Sara Parets, Ms. Rachael Arrighi, Ms. Sandy Tamasi, and Ms. Loula Parks for all the work they did organizing the preliminary rounds and helping with the selection process. Without their dedication in their respective classrooms, the Montverde Academy Middle School Modern Woodmen of America School Speech Contest would not be possible. A special “Thank You!” to Mrs. JoAnn Moy and Lexy Cazenave for their organizing and emceeing of the contest.