Grade 10 student wins first place in speak out
Jessica Dawe was chosen first place winner at Club Level in the Bay Roberts Lions sponsored annual Speak Out competition March 2.
A grade 10 student attending Ascension Collegiate, Dawe chose Bullying Predator as her topic, which Lions Vice-president Ivy Pynn described as “ well presented.”
Dawe previously won first place in two Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Asso- ciation public speaking competitions ( 2007-2008).
“ She says she is looking forward to a career in the health field as a genetics doctor,” said Pynn.
Dawe is the daughter of William and Diane Dawe of Upper Island Cove and granddaughter of William and Mary Dawe and Clarence and Gertie Mercer.
She will go on to enter the regional public speaking competition in Gander in April.
Runners up were: Amber Samms, Chelsey Dicks, Latoya Boland ( third), Sarah Downey ( second), Kalene Taylor, Shaina Norman, Nicole Gibson, Johnathon Whalen and Adam Coombs.
Adjudicators were Judy Morrow, Elizabeth Power and Sherry Shanahan.
Pynn said participants particularly liked the judging style of M o r r o w, who addressed each of the students individually on their topic and participation in the contest.
Lion Walter Snow emceed the event, while Treasurer Roland Dawe was timekeeper. Brian Dawe and Kathi Stacey were questionnaires.
Prior to the competition and awards presentation, students, parents and invited guests were welcomed by President Margaret Bradbury and enjoyed a roast beef dinner hosted by the Lions.
SPEAK OUT WINNER - Jessica Dawe took first place at Club Level in the Bay Roberts Lions Speak Out competition March 2. From left are: Dawe, Lions President Margaret Bradbury, Treasurer Roland Dawe and Judy Morrow. Walter Snow stands behind the group.