In an effort to prepare students at an early age for public speaking, Gibbons School held its first speech contest.
 
There were 12 students voted by their classmates to compete in the contest on Thursday, November 30.
 
“I’m not a fan of public speaking, so to start that out with kids when they are nine, 10, 11-years-old and get them used to it, I think it’s going to help them the rest of their lives,” said Gibbons School office clerk, Lori Mellott.
 
Grade 5 students picked a subject they were passionate about such as dragons and hockey. Grade 6's picked a subject they had to convince the audience of, such as why fishing is great, why video games are good for you and which end to open a banana from.
 
First place went to Grace Tufford, Cassidy Fenske placed second and Daymian Morin finished third.
 
Having been a successful day, the speech contest is now an annual event at the school.

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