MONTREAL, APRIL 17, 2012 – The English Montreal School Board’s most dynamic public speakers will once again take to the podium at the 2012 EMSB Public Speaking Competition, which is set to take place at Laurier Macdonald High School (7355 Viau) in St. Leonard on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19.
Serving as the keynote speaker and addressing the students on the importance of public speaking in their lives will be Massimo Pacetti, the Member of Parliament for Saint-Léonard and Saint-Michel. Pacetti is set to speak to the students on April 19 at 9 a.m.
The bilingual competition for Cycle 1 students will be held on April 18, from 9 a.m. to Noon Cycle II students will compete on April 19 from 9 a.m. to Noon.. As with previous competitions, Cycle I students will present personal narrative speeches and Cycle II students will deliver persuasive speeches on topics of social importance.
As with past years, Cycle I winners may have the opportunity to present their winning speeches to the Council of Commissioners and Cycle II students will have an opportunity to participate in the Rotary Club Public Speaking Finals in May 2012. The Women’s Canadian Club will award the Secondary IV winner with an all expense paid week to Encounters with Canada in Ottawa.