Upper schoolers compete in Lion’s Club Speak Out contest

Waynflete students recently competed in the annual Lion’s Club Speak Out contest at the University of Southern Maine.  Students write a 4-6 minute speech on an issue they care about. After presenting, students are asked questions by judges and are scored by a three-person team.

Linguo Ren, a sophomore and an international student from Shanghai, China, spoke on stereotyping and how respect is needed to overcome it.  He came in third place.  Christine Odia Wa Ngalamulume  spoke about the need to feel uncomfortable in order to learn.  She placed second.

Pictured above: Linguo Ren, Levi Lilienthal, Audrey Orenstein, Sylvette Dupe-Vete Congolo, and Christine Odia Wa Ngalamulume.