2nd Annual Speech Competition - Watch it now!
There’s a saying in the music industry that the sophomore album is never as good as the first. This was not the case for El Monte City School District’s Second Annual Speech competition!
Twenty-three 6th, 7th and 8th grade students commanded the Rosemead High School stage and mesmerized an audience of fellow students, parents, teachers, district administrators and board members. Sixth grade tackled the topic, “What does it take for a person to be a hero?” and the seventh and eighth grade students presented an original oratory supporting or refuting the statement, “We live in a ‘just’ society”. In addition to receiving trophies for individual 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places, the first place students were awarded cash prizes donated by Speech Guy, a company dedicated to providing speech therapy to students and adults.
Every speaker represented his/her school with pride and distinction and received a participation award for their effort and dedication in preparing for this worthwhile event. Superintendent Maribel Garcia and board member Jennifer Cobian presented the awards to the ecstatic winners, and proud parents posed for pictures with their children.
The district looks forward to next April when students come together to raise the bar yet again at the third annual El Monte City School District Speech Competition.