Secondary Speech Competition
The annual Speech Competition dropped anchor aboard FLIS and the secondary students last Friday. Many of the teachers and staff who were treated to the event qualified this as the best speech contest that secondary ever had!
聆聽諸位選手們的演講對觀眾及評委們來說都是莫大的享受。每位學生都精心準備了講稿，他們不僅制作了專業而多彩的PPT, 有些同學甚至制作了一小段超贊的動畫作為開場，每位選手上場前還有一小段關于他們的視頻介紹！同學們的演講姿態各異：有些選手略帶緊張、有些選手十分自信……他們許多人在演講時都換上嚴肅的面孔，但也有些選手決意令自己的演講充滿歡聲笑語。每一種演講風格都讓我們覺得很享受！所有學生都表現得十分出色，我們真心為大家感到驕傲 :)
Witnessing interesting and entertaining topics was a great pleasure for audience and judges. The entire student seemed to be fully-prepared not just with their oratory skill, but with their usage of vivid imagery and animation as prologue which brought their presentations to life. Each student was chaperoned in by an elaborate video introduction.
Moreover, the coordination of their speaking-gestures also compelled interest and effectiveness of students’ oratory. The myriad of body languages was as diverse as the number of students that conveyed them… some were nervous, some were confident, some wore solemn faces, and yet some of them were determined to imbue their speeches with felicity. Nevertheless, the audience enjoyed all the of speech stylings.
最終，FLIS中學部演講比賽主流組冠軍為八年級的Anny Zheng同學，她的演講主題“如何說謊”十分吸睛。第二名為七年級的Grace Zheng同學，Kaiden Myers獲得了第三名。ELL組方面，十年級的Jeffery Chen同學獲得第一名，八年級的Elda Li獲得了第二名，十年級的Thomas Tong同學以優異表現獲得第三名。恭喜大家！
This year, the competition was "separate but equal” in the distribution of awards. There was not only a mainstream ESL track, but also an HSP/ELL track. In each track there were 3 opportunities to place: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Unfortunately, not everyone could be winners that day. The FLIS Middle school dominated the mainstream competition with Grade 8 winner Anny Zheng capturing first place with a speech that captured everyone's imagination: “How to lie". Second, was Grade 7's Grace Zheng, who is a recent transplant from America? In third place was another American transplant Kaiden Myers.
Not to be outdone, the HSP/ELL students witnessed Grade 10's Jeffery Chen who took the first place trophy; Elda Li was victorious for Grade 8; and Grade 10's Thomas Tong's spirited performance garnered him third place recognition.