Archdiocese Hosts Inaugural Speech Bee

The schools represented at this year’s speech bee are first place winner St. Raymond School, second place winner Immaculate Conception School, third place winner Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, St. Simon Stock School, St. Brendan School, St. Luke School, St. Joseph School, St. Thomas Aquinas School, St. John School, St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, Christ The King School, St. Anselm School, St. Gabriel School, Santa Maria School, Holy Cross School, Our Lady of Grace School, St. Francis of Assisi School, Our Lady of Assumption School, St. Frances de Chantal School and St. Helena School.
Photo courtesy of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York

Nineteen students from the Archdiocese of New York’s Bronx regional and parish schools competed in the Bronx’s inaugural Speech Bee on Wednesday, December 6 at St. Raymond Elementary School.

The bee challenged fifth through eighth grade competitors to deliver a short speech from memory on previously provided, relevant societal topics such as sustainable development, bees, family, should the president be paid while being in office and social media.

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