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Mooney students present speeches to Rotary

At this year’s Rotary International Four-Way Test, four Cardinal Mooney High School Advanced Placement Literature students presented their speeches. The four students chose newsworthy topics, and showed knowledge and poise in their presentations.

The students and their topics were: Konrad Coutinho, who took first place with “Genocide in Darfur,” Marli Stinson took second place with “Unemployment in America,” Christy Skarulis took third place for “Slavery in Africa,” and Michel Dominguez won fourth place for “Eating Disorders.”

Students not only learn poise, diction, delivery and how to construct a case in their AP English class with Mrs. Jaime Patmor, they also learn advanced skills in their other academic classes. Cardinal Mooney students must take four years of theology classes, including Moral Decision Making, in which they write many papers and hold class discussions on topics like those above.

Students also take Honors World History and AP American Government, which broaden their awareness of issues facing the world today.

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