CHESTERVILLE — His animated speech on ‘Weird World Records’ judged best overall, Grade 5 student Alex Miller topped a field of eight competitors at St. Mary’s Catholic School’s annual public speaking contest yesterday, May 9.
In explaining how Humpty Dumpty was actually a cannon, not an egg, Miller’s classmate Reid Rankin captured second place with the topic of ‘Nursery Rhymes.’
Honourable mention went to Grade 6 student Ava Bradley, who spoke on the subject of ‘Laughter.’
Staff organizer of the event Karen McAdam thanked the participants for their “perseverance,” adding, “and you have really made St. Mary’s proud of you.”
The top finishers are headed next month to the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s regional public speaking competition at St. Jude’s in Vankleek Hill.
Also speaking in the St. Mary’s gymnasium were Dylan Arial (topic: Mustard); Alice van Kessel (insomnia); Evelyn Nizman (football); Shaelah Smith (rainbows); and Maria Thompson (crayons). They represented the best of the grades 4 through 6 classes, as selected by their peers.