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Wells Speech Contest Finalists Speak with Conviction

一年一度的韦尔斯演讲比赛于12月15日在初中和高中举行,学生们就各种各样的主题发表有说服力的演讲. 七名初中部决赛选手和九名来自高中的选手热情地分享了他们对气候变化的看法, racism and equity, book banning, school shootings, 反犹主义, internet privacy, and Trader Joe's.

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英语老师弗吉尼亚·霍姆斯谈到了演讲的重要性和相关性,学生们质疑,当有一天写作本身将被技术或人工智能取代时,他们写作和演讲为什么重要. "To those students, I say, think bigger," said Ms. 福尔摩斯. “我注意到,我生命中很多非常重要的时刻都是以演讲为标志的.“像婚礼、悼词、与家人分享人生故事这样的时刻. "If you love someone, 我保证,在你生命中那些难忘的里程碑上,你会需要这些技能,她说.

中学演讲比赛的冠军是八年级的Beatrix Mackil,她的演讲是“教育女孩”.“比阿特丽克丝道出了世界上许多国家的事实, girls do not have the same access to education as boys, and often are deprived of what many of us take for granted. "Education is a basic human right," said Beatrix in her speech. "So why are these children being deprived of it? This deprivation is especially harmful to girls."

When girls are not allowed to be educated, 他们通常很年轻就结婚,这剥夺了他们的童年和未来. "If an educated girl becomes financially independent, 她可以打破这个循环,让自己和后代摆脱贫困," said Beatrix. “教育可以是打开原本被锁上的门的钥匙."

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高年级的获奖者是九年级的奥利维亚·巴斯基,她的演讲“你现在应得的”,谈到了博物馆的重要性. “博物馆不仅值得欣赏,你也应该去参观博物馆,”奥利维亚说. "The time to visit a museum is now.奥利维亚强调,博物馆可能不会永远在这里,因为它们正在经历越来越少的光顾,一些博物馆正在把珍贵的艺术作品卖给私人收藏家,只是为了保持开放.

“博物馆邀请凤凰彩票参观人类丰富的历史,通过唤起凤凰彩票的感受,因为凤凰彩票紧密地连接了世界的奇迹," Olivia said. "Stroll each corridor and gallery to soothe your mind, connect with history, not just by learning but by feeling, and savor each precious moment.奥利维亚还指出,参观博物馆对你的健康有好处,每个人都有一个博物馆.

 

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荣誉奖颁给了Carina Weksel '24,她幽默而迷人的演讲“白巧克力”." With her witty delivery, Carina successfully argued that white chocolate, created in 1936 by Nestle, is indeed real chocolate, ending the questions by naysayers.

Many thanks to our three esteemed judges: Mary Esbjornson, director of the Bedford Hills Free Library; Howard Rodstein, former English teacher and now director of the Scarsdale Alternative School; and Carolyn Nielsen, special education and theater teacher, 同时也是达奇斯县白塘社区艺术/魔笛手青年剧院的艺术总监.

Congratulations to all our other Middle School finalists: sixth graders Helena Klein with "The Climate Monster" and Isolda Corena with "Making an Equitable World through Conversation"; seventh graders Vivienne Stoller with "Free Our Libraries: Why Book Banning is Un-American" and Lilah Groff with "Shutting Down the Shooter"; eighth graders Peikang Hu with "AI Is Not Fully Developed and Should Not Replace Human Beings" and Lee Birch with "Breakfast: Feast of the Gods."

也祝贺凤凰彩票其他高年级决赛选手:九年级学生洛根·克里斯伯格的《这是1938年吗??"; sophomores Christina Phipps with "The Importance of Self-Love" and Ava Pfluger with "Trader Joe's: Better for Your Wallet and Your Health"; junior Ellie Florin with "Sitcoms Make Us better People"; and seniors Vincent Andren with "Internet Privacy," Emma Galgano with "You're More Than a Letter," and Jasmine Zhang with "Why Gender Equality Is Unfeasible."

To all the participants, Ms. 福尔摩斯说, “我希望你们今天的演讲将成为你们回忆的一个时刻,当你们回首往事时,会自豪地珍惜这一时刻. Congratulations."

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