Taking on challenges head on. Being Canadian. Honouring heritage and culture. These are some of the topics that eight finalists in the Grade 7 Public Speaking Challenge spoke about, presenting on the theme, “This Makes Me Proud.” And all were amazing.Ultimately, this years victors were Marisa Stark (Lochdale Community School -1st), Sohail Vasan (Lakeview Elementary -2nd) and Negar Shaban (Marlborough Elementary -3rd). They will be presenting their winning speeches at upcoming District and community events. Watch for the opportunity to see them!