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Southland Academy Hosts Lower School Speech Contest
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Monday, March 02, 2020
Pictured are (front row) Peyton Sellers, Noah Mixon, and Lanier Yeiser; (second row)  Miller Anne Pryor, Wes Brock, Emmie Graft, Brooks Potter, Braylee Campbell, Savannah Grace Ewing, and Grayson Avant.
Pictured are (front row) Peyton Sellers, Noah Mixon, and Lanier Yeiser; (second row) Miller Anne Pryor, Wes Brock, Emmie Graft, Brooks Potter, Braylee Campbell, Savannah Grace Ewing, and Grayson Avant.

Southland Academy hosted its Lower School Speech Contest for fourth and fifth grades on Thursday, February 20, 2020, in the Academic Center of the Deriso Building. Ten very talented finalists were in the competition. Already meeting the length and content requirements, each student presented a speech to family, friends, and three guest judges. They were scored on presentation, clarity, expression, projection, poise and posture, and interpretation. Following the contest, the finalists and their families were honored at a reception in the Charles F. Crisp Media and Technology Center.

The speech contest is just one of the avenues that allow Southland Academy to strive to challenge the best in its students to showcase their talents. Adolescent learning needs encouragement and support from parents and teachers, and Southland desires to help its students achieve their potential and help them expand their horizons. Likewise, beginning this type of academic endeavor as lower school students will help Southland’s young students evolve into integral participants in our upper school literary teams as well as help them develop a life-long skill.

The winner of the 2020 Southland Academy Speech Contest with “Foods That Annoy Me, “a comedy routine by Kevin James, is fifth grader Noah Mixon. He is the son of John and Ashley Mixon. The second place winner is fourth grader Lanier Yeiser, daughter of Jay and Heather Yeiser. She presented Franny B. Kranny, There’s a Bird in Your Hair! by Harriet Lerner and Susan Goldhor. The third place winner is Peyton Sellers with his speech, “Halloween” by Jerry Seinfeld. He is the son of Ken and Angie Sellers.

Receiving Honorable Mention Awards are: Grayson Avant, Wes Brock, Braylee Campbell, Savannah Grace Ewing, Emmie Graft, Brooks Potter, and Miller Anne Pryor.

 

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