Every student wrote and presented a speech to
their own class. After hearing each student, the
classroom teachers choose 6 semi finalists. These
semi-finalists presented their speeches to judges,
who narrowed the competition down to 3-finalists
for each grade. The finalists from each grade
- Grade 6: Olga Petuch, Danika
Semchyshyn, and Antin Stowell.
- Grade 7: Nikki Bryk, Frances
Halas, and Emily Jones.
- Grade 8: Julia Genik, Kamal
Gill, and Markian McColl.
On May 15th, the grade 5 to 8 classes were
invited into the gym to listen to the 9 finalists.
Also listening in on the speeches were Mr. Picklyk,
the teachers, a few parents, and the 3 judges. The
3 judges were Mr. Fil, our custodian, Mrs. Pelleck,
our substitute teacher, and Mrs. Stanowych, our
music and Ukrainian teacher.
After 9 great speeches, much deliberation, and a
short recess, three winners chosen. The judges
based their decision mainly on expression and the
natural ability to speak. The winners were:
- Kamal Gill ($100 scholarship
and a trophy)
- Nikki Bryk ($75
- Emily Jones ($50 scholarship).
These generous prizes were donated by the
Our school is proud of the courage displayed by
everyone who participated, and grateful to everyone
who helped or encouraged the speakers. So thank-you
once again to everyone involved in the oratorical
contest. We look forward to next year's event.