The Whitefield Lions Club hosted the annual Speak Out contest at their March 22nd meeting.
The contestants, both juniors at Erskine Academy delivered a talk of allotted time that they feel strongly about.
The students were accompanied to the Lions meeting and contest by their parents and Nicholas Waldron, the acting advisor for speech and debate teams at Erskine Academy.
First place was presented to Hagen “Joki” Wallace who is also active in FBLA and speech and debate teams at Erskine.
Second place was awarded to Conor Skehan who is on the math team and the founder of the Erskine Film club.
The winner moved on to compete in the Region 5 Speak Out contest on March 27 at the Margaret Chase Smith Library, in Skowhegan.
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