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Academic Highlight: Grade 4 to 6 After-Dinner Speech Competition

Each year, students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 participate in the annual RDS Speech Competition as part of our Language Arts curriculum. Students spent time learning different strategies on how to research, write, and present After-Dinner Speeches.

After much hard work writing, revising, and memorizing their speeches, students had the opportunity to present their speeches to their classmates and teachers at the end of February. A huge congratulations goes out to everyone for their diligence and for their impressive presentation skills. This past Wednesday, ten finalists participated in the RDS Speech Competition.

Grade 4: Dagny, Hudson, Akshita, Emilio

Grade 5: Emma, Matthew, Vivienne

Grade 6: Arya, Dennis, Harper

We heard dynamic and entertaining After-Dinner Speeches regarding a wide variety of topics, including The Great Escape, The Speech of Adulthood and The Quality of Dog Food to name a few. Next term we look forward to finding out the RDS Speech Competition results during our first student assembly.

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