Something to discuss
Speak Off participants share their thoughts; Keegan Mallay advancing to zone competition
Students’ conviction in the topics they chose to speak about shined through as they took to the podium at the Marystown Lions Club Junior Speak Off May 16.
With six students taking part, the topics ranged from how running can benefit your life to the war on literacy. The students all made a strong argument for their topic.
Keegan Mallay, who spoke on the importance of feminism, was the winner of the local speak off. She will advance to the zone speak off next month in Bay L’Argent
“I am very surprised,” she told The Southern Gazette following the event. “Everyone did a really good job, so I was very shocked that I won, but I’m very happy too.”
Keegan is looking forward to moving on the zone event.
Judges for the event offered her and the other students some notes on their performance following the competition.
“They made good suggestions,” said Keegan. “I’ve always had a problem with projecting my voice, so I’m glad they brought it up so I can work on it.”
Keegan Mallay has advanced to the Lions Junior Speak Off zone competition to be held in Bay L’Argent June 3. Pictured are Lion Harry Cooze and Keegan.
Six students competed in the annual Lions Junior Speak Off May 16 at the Marystown Lions Club. From left: participants Karen Sharpe, Kevin Power, Jacob Farrell, Keegan Mallay, Olivia Ryan and Isabella Ryan