March 21, 2014

MASON, OH – Four Mars Hill students received perfect ratings from judges in the Association of Classical Schools International, Ohio River Valley region’s annual Speech Meet held March 8 at Xenia Christian School, Xenia, OH. Second grader Andrew Leonard of Liberty Township, first grader Grace Lewandowski of West Chester, fourth grader Mirabelle Zimmerman of Mason, and third grader Oliver Zimmerman of Mason earned perfect scores. Twelve students earned Superior, and three earned Excellent.

In the meet, students demonstrate their ability by delivering a memorized poem, speech, or Bible passage. Contestants do not compete against one another; rather, they are judged against an established set of criteria.

Photo: MHA students receiving a perfect score at the ACSI speech meet are l-r: Oliver Zimmerman, 3rd grade, of Mason; Mirabelle Zimmerman, 4th grade, of Mason; Andrew Leonard, 1st grade, of Liberty Township and Grace Lewandowski, 1st grade, of West Chester