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St. Joe’s, John XXIII students are top orators Community – Two students from St. Joseph’s and another from John XXIII were winners at the Arnprior Legion Branch 174 public speaking contest. A total of 10 local students competed in the contest held at the Legion Feb. 15. There were four students in the primary competition, four in junior and two in intermediate. First-place finishers were Johanna Enright, a Grade 7 student from St Joe’s; Tassia Anas, Grade, 6 from John XXIII; and Taryn McGregor, Grade, 2 from St Joe’s. They moved on to represent the Arnprior branch in the zone speaking contest at the Kanata Legion March 1. Second-place finishers were Zoe Gough (Grade 3), Nolan McGregor

(Grade 6) and Marley Blok (Grade 7). In third were Hannah Gillette (Grade 3) and Abby Virgin (Grade 4). Honorary mentions were given to Riley Holington (Grade 5) and Cole Hisks (Grade 3) The competition was chaired by Susan Harper Simmonds, the Legion branch’s youth education officer. Support staff included timekeeper Patrick Simmonds, scruitineer Sonya Eady-Day, and judges Miranda Eady, Glen Miller and Andrew Miller. Harper Simmonds reports that all the speakers did well. The parents were supportive and “that was nice to see,� she added. Zoe’s mother said it “was quite an experience to be involved in this type of thing and (we) were glad they could attend.� The Arnprior Legion public speaking contest contestants are Tassia Anas, Marley Blok, Abby Virgin, Hannah Gillette, Riley Holington, Taryn McGregor, Johanna Enright, Cole Hisks and Nolan McGregor. Missing from the photograph is John XXIII student Zoe Gough, who left early SUSAN SIMMONDS/SUBMITTED PHOTOS for Winchester Arnprior Legion support staff for the public speaking contest, from left, are timekeeper to cheer up her Patrick Simmonds, judge Miranda Eady, scruitineer Sonya Eady-Day and judges Glen and g r a n d m o t h e r Andrew Miller. suffering from a broken leg.

John XXIII Grade 6 student Tassia (above) Anas was the junior speaking winner. John XXIII student Zoe Gough (above right) finished second in the primary competition. Susan Harper Simmonds, the Arnprior Legion branch’s youth education officer, organized the public speaking competition. est .1 8 96




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Arnprior Chronicle-Guide March 6, 2014


Arnprior Chronicle-Guide March 6, 2014