Scholars Win Public Speaking Contest


On April 29, six dynamic Sac High Dragons competed in the inaugural Jack and Jill of America, Sacramento Chapter, Oratorical Contest, aimed at getting youth in the community to use public speaking as a way to showcase their leadership skills, as well as public speaking abilities. Founded in 1938, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Participating in the contest were Symphony Powell, Nyima Simms, Breaunna Alston, Dawn Wood, Orlando Ruvacalba, and Tiffany Altenburg. All of the scholars did an amazing job preparing and delivering their speeches. The winners of the contest were:

1st Place:  Symphony Powell: $500.00

2nd Place: Dawn Wood: Prize Pack

3rd Place: Tiffany Altenburg

Congratulations Dragons and thank you Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Sacramento Chapter, for this great event!