Sunrise Rotary Speech Competition Winners 


West Valley students did very well in this year’s Sunrise Rotary Speech Competition! Winners receive a scholarship to the college they will be attending.


West Valley Winners:

1st place: Jacob Luten

2nd place: Jordan Le

3rd place: Lindsey Switzer

5th place: Elliot Ries


Jacob’s speech was about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) and the need for STEM plus Art and soft skills. Jordan’s speech was about the importance of acknowledgment, and he shared his personal story, which was very strong. His speech was entitled “How to Be a Hero.” Lindsey spoke about depression and its avoidable, tragic consequence of teen suicide. She also had a very poignant personal anecdote. Elliot spoke about the importance of handshakes. His speech was entitled “A Man is Only as Good as His Handshake.”


All speakers were terrific and very polished! Thank you to Sunrise Rotary! We so appreciate your continued sponsorship of this contest.

Posted by WVSD On 01 June, 2017 at 12:49 PM