Twenty-five fourth, fifth and sixth graders participate in Bank of America speech competition, winners announced
Twenty-five fourth, fifth and sixth graders competed Thursday in the annual Bank of America Speech Competition at the Larry Reider Education Center in downtown Bakersfield. Each of the participants delivered a three to five minutes speech based on an essay they had previously written on the topic of “My Greatest Adventure.”
Essay competition began at the school level. Each school judged the writing and nominated one fourth, fifth and sixth grade student essay writer to represent the school. Essays were then judged by a panel of teachers and the 25 finalists were identified for the countywide speech contest.
Bank of America’s South Sierra Valley Market and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) sponsor the competition, which awards trophies to all the finalists and Russo’s Books gift cards to the top three finishers in each grade level.
2017 Bank of America Essay and Speech Contest top three finishers:
1st Place – Addisen Fogle, Reagan Element
2nd Place – Barron Tran, Endeavour Elementary
3rd Place – Noah Quiroz, Thorner Elementary
1st Place – Aarohi Patel, Reagan Elementary
2nd Place – Jazmyn Garcia, Thorner Elementary
3rd Place – Jorel Ma, Owens Intermediate School
1st Place – Sarah Skenfield, Reagan Elementary
2nd Place – Alexander Zhang, Stockdale Elementary
3rd Place – Isabella Vidal, Veterans Elementary