The gifted students competed at the school level to represent their school to advance to the system contest. The top two school qualifiers from each school participated in the system contest for 6th, 7th or 8th grade gifted students in Floyd County Schools. The contest was judged by members of the Toastmasters of Rome Club. The participants in the oratorical contest were judged on poise, content of their speech, delivery and overall effectiveness. Each contestant was to give a speech of no more than five minutes on the topic: "Why my voice is important."
Bryant will deliver his speech at the February Floyd County Board of Education meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
The winners of the contest were:
First Place: Sam Bryant, eighth grade, Model Middle School
Second Place: Keiley Rowland, eighth grade, Coosa Middle School
Third Place: Hunter Hays, eighth grade, Model Middle School
Armuchee Midde School
First Place - Rachel McCurry, eighth grade
Second Place - Ella Carpenter, eighth grade
Coosa Middle School
First Place - Keiley Rowland, eighth grade
Second Place - Julissa Vasquez, eighth grade
Model Middle School
First Place - Sam Bryant, eighth grade
Second Place - Hunter Hays, eighth grade
Pepperell Middle School
First Place - Ragan Ware, eighth grade
Second Place - Brice Green, eighth grade
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