Henry Greve Results
Ten 7th and 8th grade students competed in the 63rd annual Henry Greve Speech Contest on Thursday, March 17th
Ten Kern County 7th and 8th graders answered the question “Do Wealth and Possessions Equal Happiness?” during the 63rd annual Henry Greve Speech Contest, which was held on March 17 in downtown Bakersfield.
Each of the competing students had between four-and-a-half and seven minutes to convince the judges with their persuasive speeches.
Thecompetition, 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 and district 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 — Ethan Zetina – Almond Tree Middle School
2nd — Emma Isabel Coleman – Chipman Junior High School
3rd — Vivek Gupta – Warren Junior High School