Throughout February, Niagara Catholic students in Grades 7 and 8 crafted speeches on the topics of their choice, carefully researching topics and crafting their words into the perfect presentation, which they shared with students and staff.
In late February, three are Speak Out! competitions were held, bringing together the top public speakers from each Family of Schools. In the end, the following students were invited to share their speeches at the Speak Out! Showcase at the Catholic Education Centre on March 9:
Team 1 Speak Out!
First Place: Erica DaSilva, Grade 8, St. Martin Catholic Elementary School; Why Nursery Rhymes are Bad for You.
Second Place: Colin Kwiatowski, Grade 7, St. Ann Catholic Elementary School (SC); Dial Down Your Devices.
Catholic Messenger: Makenzie York, Grade 7, Monsignor Clancy Catholic Elementary School; Blake Mycoskie.
Team 2 Speak Out!
First Place: Madison Caldwell, Grade 8, Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School; The Real Cost of the Oil Sands Project.
Second Place: Michael Solomon, Grade 8, Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School; Unsung Heroes.
Catholic Messenger: Jonathan Krekorian, Grade 8, Assumption Catholic Elementary School; Stewardship.
Team 3 Speak Out!
First Place: Julia Sacco, Grade 8, St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School; Loss of Innocence in the Age of Information.
Second Place: Melissa Loeffen, Grade 8, St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School; Memory.
Catholic Messenger: Grace-Anna Piett, Grade 7, St. George Catholic Elementary School; Live Life the Way You Want to be Remembered.
Four representatives from the event will present their speeches for Trustees and Senior Staff during the March 10 Board Meeting.Good News