We had a record breaking year with 9 contestants for our contest. All of the speeches were outstanding. Congratulations to all speakers for doing such a wonderful job, and a special applause for our top finishers: 1st: Mathew Cruz - 10th grade; 2nd: Ashley Abraham - 12th grade and 3rd: Ryan Schwary - 10th grade. Special guests included the parents of our contestants, Jill Lasko from ORHS and Lori Veerkamp, EDUHSD Board Member. Mathew will be competing in the regional semi-finals on April 7, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m. at Roseville Theater. This was his first speech contest.