CDS 14th Annual Grade 5 & 6 Public Speaking Competition

By Natalie Grossi
On Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, CDS grade four, five and six students, teachers and families gathered in the Paul C. Duckett theatre to celebrate the accomplishments of our Grade five and six public speakers and acknowledge their hard work and skill in communicating effectively at the 14th Annual CDS Public Speaking Contest. 
Whether they deliver inspiring speeches, informative presentations, or engaging talks, public speakers play a crucial role in sharing ideas and shaping discussions. Through eloquent articulation and confident delivery, students captivated audiences and inspired peers with their powerful words and compelling presence on stage. Their dedication to honing their communication skills has truly paid off, setting a shining example for all.

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Congratulations to all the contestants of the public speaking contest! It takes courage, skill, and dedication to excel in public speaking. Their ability to engage and inspire others with their words is truly commendable. We hope they continue to celebrate their achievements and the impact they've made with their voices!
All our students presented wonderful speeches.  Congratulations to all of our finalists.  In grade five: Elisa Mazzotta '31, Grace Yuan '31, Kylie Lowe '31, Luc DeFilippis '31, and Wesley Bianchi '31.  In grade six: Aara Ko '30, Ada Emanoilidis '30, Ryan Shokri '30, Sophia Gougoulias '30 and Vivienne Chen '30. A big round of applause to Karson O’Connor '30Rachel McKenzie '30 and Sydney Somerville '31 for their successful achievement as the winners of this year's public speaking contest. We wish you all more success and empowering speeches in the future!

Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.