Maryvale Class of 2023 completes Eighth Grade Speech Festival


Maryvale Eighth Grade Speech Festival WinnersMaryvale’s eighth graders concluded their English capstone project on April 9 as 11 finalists presented an original speech before judges, administrators, guests and the entire Middle School community as part of the annual Eighth Grade Speech Festival. The topics ranged from personal heroes and experiences to recognizing the significance of an “aha moment.” After each finalist delivered her speech, the judges deliberated and selected a first, second and third place winner. Congratulations to our winners, finalists and the entire Class of 2023 for reaching a momentous leadership and academic achievement!  

First Place: Caroline Welzant ’23 (pictured far right)

Second Place: Kaylar Waweru ’23 (pictured far left)

Third Place: Gabriella DeSimone ’23 (pictured middle)

Additional Finalists

  • Addisyn Belanger ’23 
  • Chloe Brady ’23 
  • Skylar Hays ’23 
  • Devon Mannarino ’23 
  • Hannah Mayne ’23 
  • Samantha McFaul ’23 
  • Lillian Mihok ’23 
  • Julia Soriano ’23