Seventh-grade students participate in SVC's Sarnoff Speech Contest

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BENNINGTON — Nineteen students from four area schools participated in the eighth annual Sarnoff Speech Contest for area seventh-grade students, held by Southern Vermont College at the Laumeister Art Center.

The students were from Drury High School in North Adams, Mass.; Maple Street School in Manchester; Mountain School at Winhall; and Pine Cobble School in Williamstown, Mass. Winning first place was Braiden Pearson from Mountain School, second-place winner was Charlotte Benjamin from Pine Cobble School, and third-place winner was Myles Lahue from Maple Street School.

The Sarnoff Speech Contest is in honor of Dorothy Sarnoff, an American operatic soprano, music theatre actress, and an influential image consultant, who specialized in helping others perfect the art of speaking well. This annual event is sponsored by the Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundations under the coordination of SVC's class, Public Speaking in Civic Life, and Senior Lecturer Tracey Forest.




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