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School speech contest helps students develop skills
Finalists in the Holy Family School speech contest were, back row, from left: Emma Snapp, Addison Hart, Alex Mayers and Meredith Mazouch; front row: Mark Mazouch, Wes Breeding and Eli Somers.

Local students from Holy Family School recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments, Principal Karen Moeder said. On Monday, April 12, the students took part in a speech contest sponsored by Holy Family School.

After classroom competitions, seven finalists – three from the 5th-grade level and four from the 6th-grade level, shared their presentations on this year’s topic, “Inventions that have changed our lives.”

The winners were Eli Somers, 1st place; Addison Hart, 2nd place; and Alex Mayers, 3rd place. Each of these students received a gift certificate, and their names will be engraved on the school’s speech plaque. Other finalists include Wes Breeding, Meredith Mazouch, Mark Mazouch, and Emma Snapp.  

“This speech contest has been an integral part of the curriculum of Holy Family School for many years,” Moeder said. “The speeches that are prepared by and presented by these students are valuable resources for their future success with public speaking and presentations. Holy Family School is proud to sponsor this contest and will continue to integrate this important skill into the curricular plans for the students.”