RCS Students Honored at the Annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest
Submitted by Teresa Hendren in RCS Highlights on February 16, 2022
On Tuesday, five RCS students participated in the annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest hosted by Rotary District 5170. Earning second place, Xander Russell (12th) spoke about three areas of personal involvement: Vertical Choir, Crossover Basketball, and Operation Christmas Child. Third place speaker, Catherine Chen (12th) spoke about libraries. “The students brought exceptional speech topics for the contest this year,” said English teacher and advisor, Mrs. Lisa Suth, “From their personal experiences to their trials to the joy they receive from serving others.”
The speeches must include the theme: “Serve to Change Lives,” and one principal of the rotary 4-Way Test: Is it true, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendships, and will it be beneficial to all concerned? In addition to the participants and Mrs. Suth, MSHS Principal Warner, Superintendent Hearne and Superintendent Emeritus Johnson were in attendance.