Peoria Unified Students Compete in Annual Patriotic Speech Contest
Four students emerged as first place winners in the district’s 33rd annual Patriotic Speech Contest on Wednesday, March 4.
The contest took place in two sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.
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.
The top Patriotic Speech Contest winners from morning session, in the 7th/8th grade division:
1st Place: Mikah Dyer, Sunset Heights
2nd Place: Sierra Fisher, Apache
3rd Place: Leah Bucher, Santa Fe
4th Place: Abigail Welch, Peoria Traditional
5th Place: Sarah Goodman, Coyote Hills
The top Patriotic Speech Contest winners from morning session, in the 5th/6th grade division:
1st Place: Sierra Witt, Foothills
2nd Place: Hannah Coughlin, Vistancia
3rd Place: Seth Bucher, Santa Fe
4th Place: Theodora Gurban, Oasis
5th Place: Danica Dworshak, Coyote Hills
The top Patriotic Speech Contest winners from afternoon session, in the 7th/8th grade division:
1st Place: Jacqueline Martinez-Amezcua, Pioneer
2nd Place: Place: Caden Hammond, Frontier
3rd Place: Zoe Kush, Lake Pleasant
4th Place: Rick Mascunana, Parkridge
5th Place: Faith Wilson, Desert Valley
The top Patriotic Speech Contest winners from afternoon session, in the 5th/6th grade division:
1st Place: Julez Valencia, Cheyenne
2nd Place: Sydney Day, Lake Pleasant
3rd Place: Olivia Maccano, Frontier
4th Place: Savanna Johnson, Zuni Hills
5th Place: Jeremy Malpica, Country Meadows
Parents and community members can watch and listen to all of the Patriotic Speech Contest contestants on the district’s YouTube Channel beginning April 10 at www.youtube.com/pusdofficialchannel.