Eleven JHS ninth-grade students in Barbi Price's AT English class competed in the annual Optimist Oratorical Contest held at the Boys and Girls Club.
The topic was "Why My Voice Is Important." Each student interpreted the quote differently and practiced the speech in class before giving it before a panel of judges. Students were rated on posture, pacing, enunciation, projection, content, and overall presentation in a boys and girls division.
In the Boys Division, Cameron Hurst took first place and Luke Kindberg placed second. In the Girls Division, Molly Morse placed second and Amber Yanik came in third.
Pictured, standing, from left, are JHS Optimist Club Speech Contest contestants Chiara Raimondo, Andrea Swiderski, Alex Simmons, Luke Kindberg, Cameron Hurst, Luci Ellis and Amber Yanik. Seated, from left, are: Madi Kress, Molly Morse, Paige Stafford and Adreanna Covert.