We are students from Mrs. Wallace’s 5e class at College César. On Wednesday, January 29th, several of us went to the International School of Nice where we witnessed an incredible speech contest. The evening started with a succulent buffet in the main hall. The crowd was mixed with teachers, parents and students. We stuffed ourselves with pizza, sandwiches, apple crumble and lemon squares. We had brought supportive signs for our classmate, Cara Williams, who was competing that night. Just before the start of the contest, Cara was able to come out of the auditorium for a minute to say hello. When she came out, she saw all of us with our smiles and signs. She was surprised and happy. She hugged everyone, and we were invited in. We found seats towards the front, and the speeches began. All the speeches were exceptional; although, of course, we loved Cara’s the best. Her speech was on women’s rights. All in all, it was a good evening out. Special thanks to Mrs. Coleman for driving. One of the judges made it clear that winning a spot to compete that night was already a big accomplishment, so congratulations to everyone.
by Iris Broisat, Theodore Coleman, Sam Danin, Kaia Evans, and Noah Pleasance