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Freshman Zoe Wins Student Speaker Contest Zone-Level

STudent Speaker Contest

Congratulations to Freshman Zoe Osborn for winning the Lions Club Student Speaker Contest at the “Zone” level on Saturday, March 2. The topic was ‘Freedom of the Press: What Does It Mean?’ The final contest will be held at the council of governors meeting in June.  The Student Speaker finalist can earn over $30,000 in education scholarship.

The purpose is to encourage and support development of public speaking as a critically important leadership skill. Participants research the topic, organize the presentation, and then deliver to a supportive audience.

“The Lions Club Student Speaker Contest helped me develop skills in writing in a powerful yet concise way,” says Zoe. “I think that lots of students have thoughts on subjects–such as freedom of the press–that are relevant and helpful to today’s society. This contest provides a platform to help spread our ideas.”




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The Northcoast Preparatory Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School chartered through the Humboldt County Office of Education, was founded in 2000 to create a respectful and inspiring learning environment in which academic achievement and responsible citizenship are valued equally. The school’s curriculum is based on confronting primary source documents, critical thinking, opportunities for independent and collaborative investigation in the sciences, national and international travel, musical and dramatic performances, community service, analytical and creative writing, and university-level courses.

NPA students are active learners eager to discover more about all aspects of the world they live in, who value citizenship and service to others, and who, rather than simply trying to succeed in the society that they have inherited, seek to play an active role in solving its problems and to thrive in the process of doing so.