Wells head­ing to pub­lic speak­ing provin­cials

The Compass - - OPINION -

Nathaniel Wells of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate took the top award at the Dal­ton As­sem­bly Fourth De­gree Knights of Columbus pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion March 23 at St. Fran­cis School in Har­bour Grace.

Wells, a Level II stu­dent, spoke on the topic, “Re­spect­ing hu­man life.”

The run­ner-up is no stranger to pub­lic speak­ing awards. Zachary LeShane of Bac­calieu Col­le­giate earned the sec­ond spot with his speech on how so­cial net­work­ing im­pacts com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the pub­lic and ques­tion­ing if print me­dia is dy­ing. He is also a Level II stu­dent.

Two fe­male con­tes­tants shared the third place award — Macken­zie King, a Level I at Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate, and Tori Oliver, a Level II at Bac­calieu.

King spoke on so­cial net­work­ing, while Oliver chose to speak on com­bat­ting global warm­ing.

Fam­ily and friends at­tended the event to show their sup­port for each com­peti­tor.

The judges for the com­pe­ti­tion were Jeanette Pottier, Leo Mackey and Dou­glas Moores, who noted the re­sults were very close.

Wells will par­tic­i­pate in the provin­cial com­pe­ti­tion on May 3 in Gan­der.

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