Sutton School students recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. On May 7, the students took part in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs.
Students competing in the contest, which was held at Sutton School's multipurpose room shared their presentations on this year's topic, "An Interesting Landmark." Topics included Mt. Rushmore, the Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China, St. Peter's Cathedral, the Angkorwat Temple, Willoughby Lake, Burke Mountain and Fenton Chester Ice Arena.
The winners were: Cindy Fournier, first place; Charlotte Laplant, second place; and Kamryn Trepanier, third place. Each of them received a trophy and a certificate, and their names will be engraved on the school's speech contest plaque. Certificates and pins were also given to the other participants: Christian Prue, Trista Bujaucius, Julia Before, Cody Van Dine, Lyla Colburn, Julian Birch, Emily Tanner and Jorden Prue.
Modern Woodmen's School Speech Contest is one of many free Youth Educational Programs Modern Woodmen offers to schools nationwide. Over 100,000 students compete in the contest each year. Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.