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

🥇: 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 Olmos Forero - “Squid-brella” - Westmount High School

Filosa, Valcourt and Mohan.

Secondary III

🥇: Janaya Mohan - “High School Needs to Start Later” - LaurenHill Academy

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

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

Secondary IV

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

🥈: Callie Epstein - “Banning Books is Wrong!” - Westmount High School

🥉: Yuliya Moisseyeva - “Assimilate or Vacate” - LaurenHill Academy


Secondary V

🥇: Alexander Julian Lesiuk - "The Importance of Being Vulnerable" - Marymount Academy

🥈: Sinead Chapdelaine - “Street Harassment” - Westmount High School

🥉: Sienna Corral - “Cash is King” -LaurenHill Academy

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