Henry Greve Speech Contest results
Being a physically fit American was important enough to Amrit Dhillon that she wrote and delivered a speech about it that won the 57th annual Henry Greve Speech Contest held March 24 at University Square in Bakersfield. The contest topic was, “Is America Physically Fit?”
Dhillon received a trophy and a perpetual plaque, bearing her name, which will be displayed at Stonecreek Junior High for one year. Chipman Junior High student Sydney Maiden finished second, and Julie Pascual from Norris Middle School was third. Each had to write and deliver an original four to seven-minute speech.
Though the competition, sponsored by both Bakersfield Toastmasters Club #270 and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, has been around since 1955, it was named the Henry Greve Speech Contest in1963 by the Toastmasters in memory of county speech therapist Henry Greve.
2011 Henry Greve Speech Contest Participants (not by order of finish)
Amrit Dhillon, Stonecreek Junior High
Shreya Banerjee, Warren Junior High
Ally Bryant, Rosedale Middle
Jacqueline Lopez, McKee Middle
Annie Murrell, Chipman Junior High
Sydney Maiden, Chipman Junior High
Christian Herrera, Chipman Junior High
Monica Vela, Washington Middle
Raven Simon, Fairfax Middle
Carmela Garcia Alonzo, La Vina Middle
Julie Pascual, Norris Middle