2016-05-26 / Community News

Speech contest helps students develop skills


From left, Avery Cadorette, McKenna Picard and Abbigail Fournier were recognized in the Modern Woodmen of American speech contest at St. James School. (Courtesy photo) From left, Avery Cadorette, McKenna Picard and Abbigail Fournier were recognized in the Modern Woodmen of American speech contest at St. James School. (Courtesy photo) Students from St. James School recently demonstrated their public speaking skills April 26 when they took part in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization.

Students who competed in the contest, held at the school, shared presentations on this year’s topic, “Hunger in America.”

The winners were Avery Cadorette, first place; McKenna Picard, second place; and Abbigail Fournier, third place. Each of them received a trophy and a gold award pin, and their names will be engraved on the school’s speech contest plaque. Gold award pins were also given to the next nine ranking finalists: Madisyn Ayres, Will Palmer, Emma Paquet, Baylor Wilkinson, Hannah Gosselin, Chloe Harding, Julia Violette, Donald Mahoney and Alison Violette. All participants received certificates of participation for their hard work.

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