Speech to remember
LeShane earns Baccalieu Lions Club public speaking crown
A well-spoken and articulate Zachary LeShane claimed his second consecutive Baccalieu Lions Club high school public speaking crown on Mar. 3.
The Level III student from Gull Island beat out five other contestants in a highly competitive field.
Speaking on Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy, LeShane impressed judges with his knowledge on the subject, his confidence at the podium and with the vigour in which he answered questions.
The judges praised all contestants for the bravery it took to take part in the competition, and complimented them on the wide range of topics covered. Speeches focused on mental health (Tori Oliver), communication (Tiffany Howell), the Dominion of Newfoundland and Labrador (Blake Potter), technology (Drake Tremblay) and atheism (Drew LeShane).
Each speaker brought their top game as they verbally dueled for the better part of an hour. However, it was Zachary that walked away with the top prize and punched his ticket to the zone competition being held Mar. 25 at the Lions Club in Bay Roberts.
Northern Bay’s Howell picked up the prize for second place, while Oliver rounded out the top three. Placing second means Howell can also attend the district competition.
Should either Howell or Zachary LeShane be unable to attend the event, Oliver will be given the chance to fill their spot.
At the district competition, the winners from the Bay Roberts and Carbonear/Victoria Lion’s Club competitions will join Howell and Zachary.
Six students from Baccalieu Collegiate competed in the Baccalieu Lions Club public speaking competition held at the school in Old Perlican on March 3. Zachary LeShane was named the winner, while Tiffany Howell and Tori Oliver rounded out the top three. Participating in the event were, from left, Tori Oliver, Drew LeShane, Blake Potter, Drake Trembley, Zachary LeShane and Tiffany Howell.