Jessica Dawe off to provincials
Jessica Dawe, a Level III student at Ascension Collegiate, will compete at the provincial Lions public speaking competition in Gander on April 16.
Dawe qualified by placing first at the Bay Roberts Lions Club speak-off on March 3, and also took top honours at the regional speakoff hosted by the Victoria Lions Club on March 22.
Her topic was “ The increase of drug use in teens.”
The March 3 event featured four competitors, all from Ascension Collegiate.
Melissa Galway, a Level I student, was first runner-up. Her her topic was “Desensitiza- tion.” The second runner-up was Jessica Warford, who spoke about domestic abuse. The fourth entrant was Amber Samms and her topic, “Individuality.”
The speeches were to be between four and six minutes in length and judged on content, delivery and answering two questions each about their topics. The judges were Judy Morrow, Adam Gosse and Phyllis Russell. The questioners were Brian Dawe and Gerald Bradbury. Timekeeper was Lion Walter Snow.
Congratulations and good luck, Jessica.