Four students emerged as first place winners in the district’s 34th Annual Patriotic Speech Contest on Tuesday, March 30 and Thursday, April 1st.
For the contest, fifth- and sixth-grade students delivered a two-to-three minute persuasive speech on one of several topics patriotic in nature based on a prompt. Seventh- and eighth-graders prepared a three-to-five minute persuasive speech on patriotism, and interpreted famous quotes as the inspiration for their speech. While COVID restrictions did not allow for a live audience, for the first time ever the speech contest was streamed live on YouTube. Watch any of the four contest segments in their entirety or click on a winner's name to jump right to their speech.