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2015 Speak Out Contest

Kaitlyn Megathlin is the winner of the Cumberland/ North Yarmouth Lions Club First Annual Speak-Out Competition

The Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club held their first ever Speak-Out Public Speaking Competition on March 23, 2015. The competition was open to any full time Greely High School student. The purpose of the competition is to provide an opportunity for the students to think about important current issues, to organize their thoughts and ideas and to effectively present these ideas publicly.

Five students from Greely High School made five minute individual presentations to a gathering of Lions Club members, students and parents covering a variety of subjects from personal experiences to personal views on societal viewpoints. They were judged on delivery of speech; construction and content; and how they responded to the two follow up questions.

The winners of the Cumberland/ North Yarmouth Lions Club First Annual Speak-Out Competition are: First Place: Kaitlyn Megathlin, who spoke about the restorative justice program; Second Place: Isabella Perry, who spoke about mental illness; Third Place: Sarah Higgins, who spoke about elder abuse. Also participating were: Dinara Yessimova and Lydia Dahlgren.

Kaitlyn Megathlin will present her winning presentation along with other local winners, at the Lions District Speak-Out Competition on April 11th at the Congregational Church Parish Hall in Gray. The competition begins at noon. We wish Kaitlyn all the best!