Wells heading to public speaking provincials
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.