Auburn student third in district competition


LEWISTON – Area students competed in a county/district speech contest on April 27, sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America.

Prior to the contest, the students had already won first-, second- or third-place in their school competition. They shared their presentations on this year’s topic, “My State.”

The first-place winner, Elizabeth Canarie, a sixth-grade student from Holy Cross School in South Portland, won a trophy and $50.

Second-place winner, Katelyn Fink, sixth-grader, St. Thomas School, Sanford, and third-place winner, Dana Davis, eighth-grade student from St. Peter and Sacred Heart School in Auburn, also received trophies.

The school speech contest is one of six free youth educational programs Modern Woodmen offers to schools nationwide. Nearly 100,000 students compete in the contest each year.

Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.