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Central Virginia Christian School holds public speaking contest

Central Virginia Christian School (CVCS) fifth graders participated in the a public speaking contest on Feb. 8. According to a school press release, students presented original speeches on a topic of their choosing. Purple, blue and red ribbons were awarded by the three-judge 4-H panel. Students receiving a purple ribbon are eligible to compete in the district contest later this month. Angelique Lightbody and Gavin Yoder both received purple ribbons. Blue-ribbon winners included Brandon Crews, Ben Dorrier, Sawyer Furlong, Dylan Hackett, Owen Irausquin, Noah Jones, Elizabeth Tomlin and Megan Wright. Red-ribbon recipients included Gavin Dunkum, Andy Kingsley, Ethan Lang and Layne Petersheim. Pictured are from left, Irausquin, Lightbody, Tomlin, Petersheim, Wright, Yoder, Hackett, back row, Crews, Kingsley, Lang, Jones, Furlong and Dorrier.