Speaking out pays off at Morrisburg Public School


“I am amazed at how well, comfortably and calmly everyone spoke today, and how well each speaker looked at the audience,” said deaf and hard of hearing resource teacher, Ashley Middleton, who joined retired teachers and fellow judges Ron Gillard and Chris Jarvis in judging the Morrisburg Public School grades 4-6 speeches on Thursday, April 12. Nine speakers presented outstanding speeches to the school on topics ranging from Bollywood to Accents, from Maple Syrup to Budgies. The winner was Bronwyn Wallace, with a speech on Phobias, with second place going to Abigail Jordan, who talked about Shoes. Runner-up Shyla Crowder spoke about Universal Studios. Bronwyn and Abigail will be going to the Dundas Public Speaking Contest on April 18. All the speakers posed with their awards. In front (l-r) are Kristyn VanHoof, Erika Jordan, Bryce St. Pierre, Brody Fairbairn, Grant Wells and Harneet Cheema. In back are Abby Jordan, Shyla Crowder and Bronwyn Wallace.

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