A Blackfalds student is being praised for her public-speaking skills, as well as her willingness to take on new challenges.
Savannah Mowat, a Grade 9 student at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, participated in the Optimist Club Oratorical Competition last month. This is a speaking competition open to all students under the age of 18.
Not only did she write her own speech and present it online to a panel of judges, she received first place for the Optimist clubs in the area.
As a result, she moved on to the provincial competition, where she placed fourth.
“We are so proud of Savannah and the courage it took to participate in this competition,” said assistant school principal Angela Ward.
Added teacher Alanna Cellini: “It is so important for us to recognize these students that go out of their way to push themselves into new situations. Savannah made her own decision to participate in this competition and did such a great job, even in the middle of such a trying time.”