MA holds oratorical contest

MA Speech contestMarengo Academy held its local oratorical contest on Oct. 3.

The topic for this year is “As a society, how can we decrease the rising number of children being diagnosed with diabetes as a result of unhealthy living?”

There were three students chosen from each grade 9–12.

Pictured to represent their classes are: (Front) Junior – Haley Mitchell, Freshman – Mary Jordan Drake, Sophomore – Natalie Parker; Sophomore – Amber Ray; Freshman – Kimberly Parker; Senior – Nicole Parten. (Back) Junior – Dalton Etheridge; Junior – Josh Holifield; Sophomore – Daniel Pritchett; Sponsor – Kim Shelton; Senior – Brant Lewis; Freshman – Robert Gibbs; Senior Joseph Sammons. The top four students advanced to the district contest.

speech winners

Winning the local oratorical contest were (left to right) 1st – Mary Jordan Drake, 2nd – Amber Ray, 3rd – Haley Mitchell, 4th – Robert Gibbs. These students will represent Marengo Academy at the District Contest on Oct. 23.