May 2, 2019 | Caleb, Priscilla, Cala, and Aidan attended the 27th Annual Canadian Federation of University Women's Public Speaking Contest yesterday afternoon.
Accompanied by Mr. Kelso, our four students travelled to the Amédée Beaudoin Centre in Lennoxville to compete against students from local secondary schools, and present speeches that they've been practising and perfecting over the past few months. In the Junior category, Caleb's speech "Learning from our mistakes," and Priscilla's speech "Ignorance and fear," were both passionate and thought-provoking. In the Senior category, Aidan delivered a powerful speech on "Serving above self" and Cala placed first for the second year in a row with her speech "The Ripple," a recount of her personal experience with shaving her head to raise money for cancer and the subsequent "ripple effect" of kindness it created. Besides the experience, Cala also received a plaque as well as $100 for the school library (which we're sure Mr. Crowther will be thrilled to hear!).
Congratulations to our young orators and a special shout out to Cala on her big win!