Tuesday students at St. Adalbert's School in South Bend were ready to persuade.
6th, 7th, and 8th graders held their annual speech contest, as part of their language arts class.
The kids were challenged to write and deliver a speech.
They had three minutes and the topics varied from immigration, global warming, and legalizing marijuana.
Jeny Sejdinaj Principal, St. Adalbert School, said, “This was up to the language arts teacher, Betsy Drake, and she allowed them to choose something that they would want to change in the world and so that's where they derived these particular topics and I'm amazed at the variety and it's good we have free speech in this country.”
Maureen McFadden judged the contest, along with an associate provost from Notre Dame and one of the founder's of the Ace Program.
This trains people to teach in Inner City Catholic Schools.