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2021 Speech Competition

We held our 2021 Public Speaking Competition in April. In order to practice appropriate social distancing, the event was held virtually, with students submitting video speeches to the competition for three rounds of judging.

Date April 2021
Director

Steve Stuglin – Announcement Video

Finalists (5) Click on speech titled for videos of the speeches.
Sponsors Rome Area Council for the Arts GHC Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning GHC Student Life GHC Bookstore (Follett Management) GHC Honors Program GHC Six Mile Post GHC Brother 2 Brother

Special Thanks to Allison Hattaway, Clifton Puckett, and Jon Hershey
 Judges

Final: Travice Obas, Dana Nichols, MaKiah Jordan (student winner in 2020!)

Primary and Semifinal: Dana Pergrem, Charles Grimm, Jonathan Howard, Laura Gargis, Alan Campfield, Brandy Rogers, Jillian Petro, Amy Gandolfi, Erin Shufro, Allen Dutch, Melanie Largin, Erica Simpson, Julie Kozee, Greg Smith, Tara Holdampf, Alex Reiter

Student’s Choice Winners determined by Six Mile Post Vote
Semifinalists (30) Listed below, with speech titles.
Total Competitors   *58*
   

 

 

List of Semifinalists (who win a t-shirt!)

Stephanie Mendoza  

Public Schools vs. Homeschools 

Benjamin Gilbert 

America Needs to Focus More on Soccer 

Adrian Chaney 

Legalizing Syringe Exchange Programs Nationwide  

Ela Valenzuela 

 

Long Term Effects of Strict Parenting Style 

Cassandra Johnson 

 

Adopt, Don’t Shop! 

Maria Crespo 

 

Plastics in the Environment 

Alec Morris 

 

Financial Opportunities in the Stock Market 

Aiden Soriano 

 

Cell Phone Bans 

Kaden Harris 

 

Pay to Play 

Cadence Kohana Cox 

Opt out of Standardized Tests 

Jalen Caldwell 

 

Are Paper Books Better than E-Books? 

McKenzie Wakefield 

 

Change 

Abdias Perez 

 

Finding Peace 

Robert Davis Smedley 

 

A Casino on a Disk 

Zachary Von Colln 

The Tax on Life 

Amber Irene Cockrell 

 

Mental Health Does not Define You, It Refines You 

Samantha Lennon 

 

Adopt, Don’t Shop 

Lionel Nunn 

 

Speak Sooner 

Roy Ozmore 

 

Why you should play video games 

Lucille Van Valkenburg 

 

Why Humans Should Eat Less Meat 

Amanda Slay 

 

Why you Should Buy a Dog from an Animal Shelter 

Paeyton Watson 

 

We Don’t Need to Raise the Minimum Wage 

Mackenzie Brody 

 

Phone Addiction 

Kristina Vonnordeck 

 

Stop the Federal Minimum Wage Increase 

Abbie Barnette 

 

Late Term Abortions 

Abriana Byrd 

 

Dance is just like any other sport 

Sean Barrett 

 

Video Games Benefit Mental Health 

Jordan Bishop 

 

Why Media Bias Should Be Allowed 

Kayle Wehner 

 

Benefits of Recycling  

Evelisa Meza 

 

DACA Residency After Graduation 

 
 
 
 
 
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