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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.