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Secondary I to V students shine in annual EMSB Public Speaking competition

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Montreal, April 21, 2023 - The English Montreal School Board held its annual  Public Speaking competition  at Royal Vale School in NDG on April 19 and 20 and this was an opportunity  for students from Secondary I to V to shine. This competition has been held annually since 1930 and Anne Beamish, the EMSB’s English Language Arts consultant, announced what she described as an exciting change to next year’s competition. The board will align with the people who produced TED Talks as part of the TEDEd program. Here is a list of the top three finishers at each level and their topics Secondary I 🥇: Beatrice Reynolds - “Stand Up” - Royal West Academy 🥈: Şahika Hatt Sustam - "Stranded in the Bay of Fundy" - Vincent Massey Collegiate 🥉: Reem Basher Almtani - “My Choice, My Decision” - Royal Vale High School Secondary II 🥇: Giorgia Daley - "The Girl Who Ate Alone" - Vincent Massey Collegiate 🥈: Mila Cote - "My Childhood" - Marymount Academy 🥉: Carlos Nicolas Ol

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Mike Matheson to visit St. Gabriel School

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Montreal, April 14, 2023 -  Montreal Canadiens defenceman Mike Matheson will visit St. Gabriel Elementary School in Pointe St. Charles ( 600, rue Dublin)   on Monday, April 17 (10 am) to talk to students.  He will do so as an ambassador  of the Champions for Life Foundation, which empowers children to move well and build the skills, confidence, and motivation to be active for a lifetime Mike Matheson Mr. Matheson, who was born and raised in Montreal and joined the Canadiens this season via a trade from Pittsburgh,   will begin with Kindergarten students at 10 am. He will read a Little Champions interACTIVE story, which aims at providing meaningful movement experiences so that children build their physical literacy through storytelling. This will be followed by time with the Grades 1 to 6   students in the   gymnasium to talk about what it means to be a “Champion for Life” and other topics, such as growing up and having a family. The Champions