The competitors -
Caroline School hosted this year's school division speak offs for elementary students on Wednesday, March 24, in the school gym. Members of the local community were enlisted to act as judges and timers of the competition which was observed by parents and friends of the speakers, coming from many school across the division.In the first round previously chosen subjects were the focus of each timed presentation with impromptu presentations after lunch. Subjects ranged from Naked Pole Rats to Napoleon Bonaparte, with the Olympics and Billy the Goat interspersed, among many others. A total of 28 children participated, creating a formidable task for the judges.
This competition is an initiative of Gerald Kujala, late long serving school trustee and 4H promoter.