Students practice their speech making skills at Rotary

Published 4:52 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016


News Writer

Four students who are enrolled in the EXPLO program for gifted children were also among local 4-H members who competed recently in the 4H public speaking  regional competition. They gave their winning speeches at Rotary this week.

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Students were required to research a topic of their choice, then write a speech and memorize it.

They also made placards to help illustrate their talks.

Kate Sigman who spoke on bearded dragons. their origins, habits and habitat is fortunate enough to have one in her home.

Kate Poitevint spoke about her favorite tennis player, Serena Williams, as well as the history of the game.

Dawson Cottles explored all the benefits and attractions of Lake Seminole, including the history of Woodruff Dam.

The Living Legend of magician David Copperfield, was the topic chosen by Caden Mayhew, who even demonstrated a magical trick he has mastered.

The children all attend EXPLO classes that meet one day a week at John Johnson Elementary School, where Carla Dobbs is the teacher.