jump to navigation

Bristol Area Lions Speak-Out Contest 03/23/2013

Posted by DS in activities.
Tags: , ,
trackback
From left to right: Matt Leland, Lincoln Academy advisor to the Debate Team; Austin Armstrong who spoke on ‘Politics and Ethics’; Kara Mullin, whose topic was ‘History: More Than Dates and Battles’; Christina Rushton spoke on “The Value of Arts Education in Schools’; Alex Welch, whose winning speech topic was ‘Rehabilitation for Criminals’ and Lion David Kolodin Club Speak-Out coordinator.

From left to right: Matt Leland, Lincoln Academy advisor to the Debate Team; Austin Armstrong who spoke on ‘Politics and Ethics’; Kara Mullin, whose topic was ‘History: More Than Dates and Battles’; Christina Rushton spoke on “The Value of Arts Education in Schools’; Alex Welch, whose winning speech topic was ‘Rehabilitation for Criminals’ and Lion David Kolodin Club Speak-Out coordinator.

 

The Bristol Area Lions had their annual Speak-Out Contest on March 4.  The purpose of the contest is to provide an opportunity for high school students to think about important current issues, to organize their thoughts and ideas, to effectively present these ideas publicly and defend their ideas when questioned.

Each speaker selected a topic of their own choosing.   All speeches were to be five minutes in length.  Speeches were penalized that were less than four minutes or more than six minutes.

The Club selected its three PhD’s to be the Judges: Bill Byrnes, Carolyn McKeon and Tom McGregor.  The Timekeeper was Herb Watson and the two Questioners were Al Sears and Paul Anderson.  Each asked the contestant one question worded in such a way that they required some reasoning or application of knowledge of the subject.

Due to a tie for third place all contestants received a cash prize and certificates from a very appreciative Bristol Area Lions Club, as all the speeches were relevant, timely and deserving of accolades.

The first prize winner, Alex Welch will move on to the next level of competition in early April to compete against other Lincoln County Club winners.

The event was taped for LCTV Channel 7 by Darin Carlucci and his wife Serafina.  They were  guests of the Club along with the LA Debate Team Advisor and his wife Amy and a parent of each contestant.  Each contestant was sponsored by a Club member.

Caterer David Atwater provided a delicious dinner of scalloped potatoes with cheese and ham, peas and carrots, a salad, rolls and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions will be a business meeting to plan our April Roadside Clean-up, summer fund-raising events and appoint a Nominating Committee.

To make dinner reservations for that meeting, please call 677-6191.

Advertisements

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: