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Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest Finalist

Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest Finalist

Three students from Herricks High School's Social Studies Research class competed in the Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest, held on May 23 and 24 at Christ Church in Oyster Bay. Sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Association and the Friends of Sagamore Hill, this event is designed to encourage students to develop public speaking skills, strengthen critical thinking, perform independent research and gain an understanding of various disciplines. 

Nora Ma, a junior, was named a finalist in this highly competitive field in which students had to research, write and memorize a five-minute-long speech dealing with a specific action taken by President Roosevelt. Nora's speech earned high praise for her presentation on the topic of the power of the Panama Canal and its legacy for Globalization today.