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EMSB HOLDS PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

MONTREAL, APRIL 19, 2016 - The English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) most dynamic communicators once again took to the podium at the 2016 Public Speaking Competition, hosted by Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North.

Secondary I and II students presented personal narratives while Secondary III and V students delivered persuasive speeches on topics of social and political importance. Secondary I, II and III winners will have the opportunity to present their winning speeches to the Council of Commissioners. The Women’s Canadian Club awarded Secondary IV winner Jessica Sheoprasad from Rosemount High School with an all expenses paid week to Encounters with Canada in Ottawa and an invitation to deliver her winning speech at their May meeting. The Rotary Club of Montreal invited Secondary V winner Logan Stack from Royal West Academy and runner up Sarah Sikder from LaurenHill Academy to their 76th annual Public Speaking Contest for High School students on Friday, May 13, which will be held during a luncheon at the St James Club. The awards are educational bursaries, paid to the college or university selected by the student. The winner's school will also host the RCM plaque.

Here are the final results:

Secondary I
1st place: MASSIMO MANCINI “THE MOON OF MISFORTUNE” LESTER B. PEARSON HIGH SCHOOL
2nd place: JULIETTE THOMAS “MALALA” FACE
3rd place: HOLLY PATRICIO “THE VISIT TO SANTA” WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
 
Secondary II
1st place: THRISIKA VISUVALINGAM “CHANGE” MARYMOUNT ACADEMY INTL.
2nd place: ZOE HEFFRING “TOYS” VINCENT MASSEY COLLEGIATE
3rd place: JASPER ST.-DENIS “THE CAR CRASH” JOHN PAUL I
 
Secondary III
1st place: FELICE LOHMANN “CHILD LABOUR AND CONSUMER RESPONSIBILITY” LESTER B. PEARSON HIGH SCHOOL
2nd place: BRIANNA HAIKALIS “GREED OVER NEED” WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
3rd place: KAREEM BROCHU “OUR HOME ON NATIVE LAND” ROYAL WEST ACADEMY
 
Secondary IV
1st place: JESSICA SHEOPRASAD “GIVE YOUR ALL TO ME, LITERALLY” ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
2nd place: MARCUS BENCSITS “REFUGEE CRISIS” MARYMOUNT ACADEMY INTL.
3rd place: NIKI ANGELIS “THE S- WORD” VINCENT MASSEY COLLEGIATE
 
Secondary V
1st place: LOGAN STACK “I CAN’T BREATHE” ROYAL WEST ACADEMY
2nd place: SARAH SIKDER “WHY IS THE WORLD LOSING HUMANITY” LAURENHILL ACADEMY
3rd place: AMY WANG “THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA” WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca