The excitement of yesterday's Super Bowl was nothing in comparison to the excitement at the Port Credit's Legion's 2016 Public Speaking Competition. Seven eloquent speakers from Tecumseh Public School bravely took to the podium and simply dominated the competition. In the morning Kerrin K. and Aarian B. competed in the Junior Competition. Kerrin made a fascinating speech on the topic of "How to be a great hockey player" and captured the audience's attention with her clear and loud voice. Aarian spoke about the impact of the internet on our modern lives. His speech was a delicate mix of humor and intelligence and he did an excellent job.
In the afternoon, eight Grade 7 and 8 students competed in the Intermediate Competition. Kallel M. started the competition with an excellent and controversial look at atheism. Twinkle X. discussed the true nature of evil. Mckenzie T. wove a fairy tale about immigration and Parkinson's disease. Amar P. told a beautiful tribute to his family. Each speaker was clear, confident and eloquent. They made Tecumseh proud!
In the end, it was Tecumseh's very own Vishurdeey S. who took home first prize. Recounting her personal experiences with racism in competitive tennis, she brought many of the audience members to tears and stole the judge's hearts. On her way to the provincial competition, Vishurdeey will next compete at the Zone level in Milton in March. Good luck Vishurdeey!
Congratulations to all of the brave public speakers.
If you are in Grade 7 and * and might be interested in out next public speaking competition, stay tuned for more details about this spring's "Excellence in Eloquence" competition or see Mrs. Schnaar for details.