St. Raymond Grad, Ronan MacRunnels, Places First in State in Expository Speech
St. Raymond graduate, Ronan MacRunnels, placed First in Expository Speech in the California State Forensics Championships held in southern California last week. Over 300 schools from throughout the State, representing 11 districts were involved in the championships. The final 56 students in the Expository Speech competition went through many rounds prior to being selected for the final competition, where Ronan was named State Champion. Ronan acknowledged his start in public speaking under the tutelage of Ms. Marasco in 4th grade, and credits St. Raymond with giving him countless opportunities to develop his public speaking skills.
The annual competition is put on by the California High School Speech Association (CHSSA). CHSSA offers a wide variety of resources for teachers, students, and the community to use in support of speech education and competition for high school students in California. Ronan, currently a Sophomore at Bellarmine, competed for the Bellarmine Varsity Forensics team. Ronan has been a part of the Forensics program at Bellarmine since his Freshman year. Best of luck to Ronan as he advances to the National competition in Alabama in June!