Ridley College Upper School Public Speaking Contest

It takes a lot of courage to get up on a stage and perform a speech, in fact as we heard in one speech it is one of the most common fears.  Nine students braved the stares of the audience and entertained, informed and persuaded us.  There are three divisions in the Upper School Public Speaking Competition: Junior, English as a Second Language and Senior.

In the Junior division, Gracie L.  won for her speech on standing up for female rights.

In the ESL division McRid W.  won for his speech urging us to take a leap of faith and try something new.

For the Senior division, Luis L. won for his passionate speech on the state of music and Eric G. won second place for his speech on how you shouldn’t lose your imagination just because you get older.