Savannah Climbs to Next Level 3/6/13

3/6/13

Savannah Burr won the Sierra Zone Student Speaker Contest on March 3 in Nevada City and is moving up the ladder to the Donner Region Student Speaker Contest.  That level contest is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm, Higgins Lions Center, 22490 East Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley, at the corner of Magnolia.

Savannah Burr and Mom, Danielle Williams after winning Lions speech contest.

Savannah Burr and Mom, Danielle Williams after winning Lions speech contest.

Doug Wright,  Donner Region Chair will conduct the event and invites members of the Downieville Lions club to attend and support Savannah during the region contest.  We ask that all attending contestants, their families and guests should arrive at approximately 1:30 pm.
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1/30/13

On Monday, January 28 five students displayed oratorial skills in front of an audience composed of Downieville Lions, parents, friends and teacher. Downieville teacher, Lynn Fillo, has been an integral part of the Downieville Lion’s Club speech contest for many years and always encourages the students to bring their best ideas and voice to the contest.

The program was moderated by Jim Johnston who introduced the contestants and regaled the audience with jokes that told of his age difference with the students. The “Rap” joke in particular was an indication of a generation gap.

Students Hannah Ford, Fiona Baiker, Savannah Burr, Alexis Whitaker and Sean Epps each spoke on the subject of How Do We Create and Keep Jobs in America. Tom Dines was scheduled as a contestant but was ill with the flu. Savannah Burr became the winner and will go on to represent Downieville at the District Level at the Higgins Diggins Lion’s Clubhouse south of Grass Valley on March 3.

Audience gathers to hear Downieville Lions Club speech contest contestants

Audience gathers to hear Downieville Lions Club speech contest contestants

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Lion President Mike Galan converses with Lion Lodhi prior to the speeches

Lion President Mike Galan converses with Lion Lodhi prior to the speeches

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Judge Charles Ervin serves as a judge for the contest along with Mary Johnson and Jean Clark

Judge Charles Ervin visits with wife Mary and Pam Gordon. The Judge served as a judge for the contest along with Mary Johnson and Jean Clark

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and the winners are...

and the winners are…

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Winner Savannah Burr, with runnerups, Fiona Baiker, Alexis Whitaker, Shawn Epps and Hannah Ford

Winner Savannah Burr, with runnerups, Fiona Baiker, Alexis Whitaker, Sean Epps and Hannah Ford

 

One thought on “Savannah Climbs to Next Level 3/6/13

  1. Editor says: Just want to clarify that Jim Johnston was a great moderator and very funny, he is always funny and I didn’t mean to diss his humor. He is a funny man, anyone who knows Jim knows that. Hope this clarifies this…..

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