Henry Greve Results
Ten 7th and 8th grade students competed in the 60th annual Henry Greve Speech Contest on Thursday, March 20th
Kern County 7th and 8th graders answered the question, “How Can One Person Make a Difference?,” during the 60th annual Henry Greve Speech Contest, which was held on March 20th at City Centre.
Each of the competing students had between four-and-a-half and seven minutes to convince the judges with their persuasive speeches.
The competition, sponsored by Bakersfield Toastmasters “Golden Empire” Club No. 270 and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, awarded trophies to first, second and third place finishers. The champion’s perpetual trophy goes on display at the winner’s school for one year.
Each of the participants competed in classroom, school, district and regional speech contests to qualify for the county championship. Their performances were judged on oratorical development, effectiveness, language and physical presentation.
The contest is named in memory of Henry Greve Jr., a KCSOS speech and language therapist. He was past president of the Toastmasters Club and responsible for forming Junior Toastmasters Clubs in area schools.
This year’s top three participates were:
1st place — Paityn Boyt from Rio Bravo-Greeley School
2nd place — Reena Somani from Earl Warren Junior High
3rd place — Reyna Mae Olivas from Compton Junior High