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Student orators display their public speaking skills at the 2020 District Civic Oration Competition

During the month of March, elementary and middle schools across Whitfield County offered students an opportunity to develop skills in public speaking by competing in school-level civic oration competitions. The school-level winners then had the chance to showcase their public speaking skills at the 2021 District Civic Oration Competition held at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy on Thursday, April 22. The topic: lessons the COVID-19 pandemic has taught them. Due to the number of schools competing, the competition was in two rounds. 

Group 1 Civic Oration Winners

Round 1 participants and winners: 
Kendall Kopcsak from Tunnel Hill Elementary School (tied for First Place)
Caroline Reed from North Whitfield Middle School (tied for First Place)
Pilar Sosa from New Hope Elementary School (Second Place)
Kylee Smith from New Hope Middle School (Third Place
Jhana Millsaps from Varnell Elementary School
Josie Pallares from Pleasant Grove Elementary School
Baylee Jarnagin from Eastside Elementary School
Halle Parsons from Eastbrook Middle School
Justice Bolts from Cedar Ridge Elementary School
Ace Betts from Antioch Elementary School

2021 Group 2 Civic Oration Winners

Round 2 participants and winners: 
Aniston Chastain from Valley Point Middle School (First Place)
Tucker Townsend from Valley Point Elementary (Second Place)
Cally Callaway from Cohutta Elementary School (Third Place
Adelyn Martinez from Westside Middle School
Jude Narramore from Westside Elementary School
Tripp Phillips from Dug Gap Elementary School
Hudson Kennedy from Dawnville Elementary School
Brinkley Bennett from Beaverdale Elementary School