PEORIA UNIFIED STUDENTS COMPETE IN ANNUAL PATRIOTIC SPEECH CONTEST
Posted by Peoria Unified Public Relations on 3/4/2022
Four Peoria Unified students emerged as first-place winners in the district’s 35th Annual Patriotic Speech Contest held on Thursday, March 3. These students competed in front of their peers at their school sites earlier in the spring semester and advanced to the district level competition where they deliver their presentation in front of an esteemed group of judges.
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-grade students prepared a three-to-five-minute persuasive speech on patriotism.
The top Patriotic Speech Contest winners in the 5th/6th grade division:
1st Place winner in the AM Session: Joey Garcia, Oakwood Elementary School 1st Place winner in the PM Session: Grayson Goss, Canyon Elementary School
The top Patriotic Speech Contest winners in the 7th/8th grade division:
1st Place winner in the AM Session: Seth Bucher, Santa Fe Elementary School 1st Place winner in the PM Session: Jeovanni James, Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School
Video highlights from the Patriotic Speech Contest will be available on the district’s website by April 1, 2022.
Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 +students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”