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!
聆听诸位选手们的演讲对观众及评委们来说都是莫大的享受。每位学生都精心准备了讲稿，他们不仅制作了专业而多彩的PPT, 有些同学甚至制作了一小段超赞的动画作为开场，每位选手上场前还有一小段关于他们的视频介绍！同学们的演讲姿态各异：有些选手略带紧张、有些选手十分自信……他们许多人在演讲时都换上严肃的面孔，但也有些选手决意令自己的演讲充满欢声笑语。每一种演讲风格都让我们觉得很享受！所有学生都表现得十分出色，我们真心为大家感到骄傲 :)
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.
最终，FLIS中学部演讲比赛主流组冠军为八年级的Anny Zheng同学，她的演讲主题“如何说谎”十分吸睛。第二名为七年级的Grace Zheng同学，Kaiden Myers获得了第三名。ELL组方面，十年级的Jeffery Chen同学获得第一名，八年级的Elda Li获得了第二名，十年级的Thomas Tong同学以优异表现获得第三名。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.