JHS Junior Runner-Up In JCC Speech Contest

Jamestown High School junior, Kim Crasti, placed second in the second annual JCC College Connections Speech Contest held at Jamestown Community College on May 7.

This year’s speech topic was “What should the classroom of 2050 look like?” and six local high schools entered students in the competition. In addition to a prepared five-minute speech, the students were required to give a one-minute extemporaneous speech on a topic that they pulled from a hat. All students in the contest are enrolled in a JCC college, credit-bearing public speaking course offered in their high schools.

According to Barbi Price, JCC College Connections public speaking teacher and JPS’ English 9-12 chairperson, “Both JHS competitors, Kim Crasti and Stephen Brombacher, delivered their speeches beautifully. They crafted well-supported arguments and delivered them with poise and confidence.”

Crasti received a cash prize for her second-place finish.