First Annual The Leader in Me Student Speech Contest Results
Author: Carissa Logan
June 8, 2016
Over the past three months, we have be accepting submissions of speeches from The Leader In Me students in kindergarten through eighth grade for our first annual Student Speech Contest. We have been impressed with the nearly 250 submissions we received from our outstanding young leaders, and we want to share the results of the contest.Students were challenged to submit a video of their speech on an inspiring leadership topic they care about. Speaking in public is a great leadership skill. Leader in Me Schools everywhere develop their students with opportunities to speak at Leadership Days, Symposia, assemblies, and in the classroom. FranklinCovey Education encouraged students to hone their skills in this contest by speaking about great examples or principles of leadership. Here are some ideas we gave them for potential leadership topics:
- Why everyone can be a leader
- What leadership means to me
- How I can make a difference
- A leader who has inspired me
- A problem I want to solve
- One idea that could change the world
We would like to congratulate the six Grand Prize winners of the $500 Leadership Grant for The Leader in Me Student Speech Contest! We also want to recognize the great speeches by our finalists in each age category listed below. The videos were selected by a panel at FranklinCovey Education. Among students who could be heard and seen clearly, a judging rubric was used as a guide with two criteria: (1) message and (2) presentation.
If you aren’t recognized below, we encourage you to start preparing for The Leader in Me Student Speech Contest next year!
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