Middle School Students Speak Out About Haiti

Woodridge Library

Middle School Students Speak Out About Haiti

Haiti Support Oratory Contest

IT'S TIME (Inspriring Thoughful Students by Taking Initiative to Motivate Students) held its oratorical contest  at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.

Six students spoke out about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The middle school students implored the attendees to support Haiti and the worldwide efforts to help Haiti. The students spoke with conviction and sincerity. Their delivery was impressive.The audience was spellbound by their competence and the heir unique styles of their presentations.

First-place winner Nashae Prout, of Burroughs Education Campus, received a $150 reward, the title of PSC ambassador, and is eligible to compete for the $1,000 grand prize. Second Place was awarded to Khang Nguyen from Hunter Woods Elementary School in Fairfax, VA. Seventh-grader Makayla Jack-son, of Burroughs Education Campus in Washington, D.C., was awarded third place.

Contestants from left to right: Victoria Barrow, NaDaija Barrow, Makayla Jackson, Khang Nguyen, Nashae Prout, Sarah Rashid.

The competition was sponsored by IT'S TIME in conjunction with the public speaking contest (PSC). Books on Haiti were available for library customers.

For more information, visit the IT'S Time Web site.