John Liebling won first place in the Division F Table Topics while Erin Godley took home the 2nd place trophy in the International Speech Contest on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
In the Table Topics contest, all the contestants were given the same topic and received no advance knowledge of it until the moment they were introduced by the contest chair. Each contestant was isolated outside the room until the preceding speaker has completed his or her response to the topic.
The topic question was “How would you describe a hero?” John delivered an organized and thoughtful response which the audience appreciated and the judges voted best.
Erin, the Area F62 International Speech Contest winner, delivered another poignant and impassioned speech titled “That One Friend.” She captured second place illustrating why physical beauty is superficial and is not as important as a person’s intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities.
John now moves forward to the Table Topics Finals which will be showcased at the District 52 Spring Conference on May 13 at the Embassy Suites in Glendale, CA.