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National Public Speaking Championships 2019

The National Public Speaking Championships took place at SJR on Saturday, November 30 through Monday, December 2, 2019. We are pleased to announce we had many students do very well in the tournament.

2nd - Maddy (Grade 12)
3rd - Lillian (Grade 12)
10th – Grade 12 student
12th – Vishwa (Grade 11)
14th – Keegan (Grade 10)
Persuasive Speaking Category
1st - Lillian
Impromptu Speaking Category
1st - Maddy
Interpretive Reading Category
2nd – Grade 12 student
4th - Anya (Grade 11)
Debate Category
2nd - Lillian
4th – Grade 12 student
Congratulations to all the participants and thank you to everyone in the SJR Community who volunteered at the event. We couldn’t hold this tournament without your support!
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.