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

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

πŸ₯‡: Beatrice Reynolds - “Stand Up” - Royal West Academy

πŸ₯ˆ: Şahika Hatt Sustam - "Stranded in the Bay of Fundy" - Vincent Massey Collegiate

πŸ₯‰: Reem Basher Almtani - “My Choice, My Decision” - Royal Vale High School


Secondary II

πŸ₯‡: Giorgia Daley - "The Girl Who Ate Alone" - Vincent Massey Collegiate

πŸ₯ˆ: Mila Cote - "My Childhood" - Marymount Academy

πŸ₯‰: Carlos Nicolas Olmos Forero - “Squid-brella” - Westmount High School


Filosa, Valcourt and Mohan.

Secondary III

πŸ₯‡: Janaya Mohan - “High School Needs to Start Later” - LaurenHill Academy

πŸ₯ˆ: Ofelia Reinoso Valcourt - “We Should Demand the Revocation of Bill 96” - Westmount High School

πŸ₯‰: Pasquale Filosa - "Why Should We Have More Physical Education in Schools?" -       Lester B. Pearson High School


Secondary IV

πŸ₯‡: Alessia Auciello - “The Kids are Not all Right”- Laurier Macdonald High School

πŸ₯ˆ: Callie Epstein - “Banning Books is Wrong!” - Westmount High School

πŸ₯‰: Yuliya Moisseyeva - “Assimilate or Vacate” - LaurenHill Academy

 

Secondary V

πŸ₯‡: Alexander Julian Lesiuk - "The Importance of Being Vulnerable" - Marymount Academy

πŸ₯ˆ: Sinead Chapdelaine - “Street Harassment” - Westmount High School

πŸ₯‰: Sienna Corral - “Cash is King” -LaurenHill Academy


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