Memorable Monologues Bring Lynbrook to Victory

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Three students from Lynbrook South Middle School competed in the Nassau Community College Honors Program Monologue Competition on March 24, earning top medals in the middle school category of the event. The speaking competition was open to students in grades 6-12 from across Long Island. Each student was asked to deliver a two-minute monologue on this year’s theme, “Education…Liberation...”

Under the guidance of English department chairperson Roxanne Migliacci, seventh-grader Jaiden Moreno won first place for his speech about the need to educate ourselves against false advertising and fake news. In addition, eighth-grader David Padilla placed second for his tribute to his third-grade teacher, Steven Freifeld, and his memorable lesson about the Greensboro Four and seventh-grader Emilia Berkowitz earned third place for her rendition of an excerpt of Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the National Youth Conference. 

“The judges told me that they were impressed by our students’ poise, passion and imagination,” said Migliacci. “The kids’ commitment both to their own success and to speak about topics that resonate with them inspires me.”