Speech Contest Leaves 'Em Speechless

Speech Contest Leaves 'Em Speechless
Jahdon Robinson, Class of 2019

Casey Green is known for being a winner on the baseball diamond, but this time he hit a grand slam in the annual Speech Contest. Other than the hilarious skits, his speech about Jesus taking up his cross for us was impactful to everyone in the auditorium. And his message was influential enough to win the votes of the judges and the hearts of the audience.

“In Luke 9:23 it says that whoever wants to be a disciple of the Lord must deny themselves and take up their cross daily.”
Casey Green is known for being a winner on the baseball diamond, but this time he hit a grand slam in the annual Speech Contest. Other than the hilarious skits, his speech about Jesus taking up his cross for us was impactful to everyone in the auditorium. "My speech was based on the book of Luke, said Green. "In Luke 9:23 it says that whoever wants to be a disciple of the Lord must deny themselves and take up their cross daily."


His message was influential enough to win the votes of the judges and the hearts of the audience.With the top honors, Green earned the coveted St. John Chrysostom Speech Scholarship.Senior Gabriel Romito finished in second place, while senior Brian Carrera nabbed third.But make not mistake, all eight competitors showed grace under pressure and a mastery of their topics.

By far the most entertaining aspect of the Speech Contest was the senior skit.

Spot-on costumes and witty impersonations of the faculty had the audience rolling out of their seats. "I almost fainted from laughter." said Steven Rios. The seniors based the impersonations on the controversial events going on at BCP, including the departure of a faculty member. Some of the funniest characters portrayed this year were Mr. Foley (by Ike Andrews), Ms. Verlander (by Patrick Todd) and Father John Mary (by Isaiah Jones). Kendall Dryer did a great job acting as Colonel York, as well. The performances were so well that the Cadets yearned for an encore.

Cadets look forward to the Speech Contest every year. Students' loved last year's contest, and it was such a hit that they came with high expectations. The Cadets didn't disappoint, with well-planned performances and comical skits. "This was the funniest one yet, said Benedictine College Prep senior Justin Brown. "Too bad I won't be here next year to see the next great show!"

Speech Contest Leaves 'Em Speechless
Speech Contest Leaves 'Em Speechless

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