Concours d’art oratoire at Glendon College

posted May 20, 2016, 10:55 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated May 20, 2016, 10:55 AM ]
On May 14, Kelsey McHugh, a grade ten immersion student, competed at the provincial Concours d’art oratoire. The competition was held at York University's bilingual campus, Glendon College. Kelsey competed in the 9-10 Immersion category, where she won the coveted first prize.

The annual concours, held at York’s bilingual campus, invites students from grades 9-12 in any level of French instruction to share their perspectives and insight on a variety of topics and issues. The concours boasted participation from over 130 high school students coming from all over Ontario who were regional winners in their respective cities.

Kelsey’s speech, entitled “Qui blamer au campus universitaire”, explored the rising trend in sexual assaults on Canadian university campuses, and the negative consequences that severely impact the victims and the campus community. It discussed the lack of defense policies present in these post secondary establishments, and how the media provokes various social stigmas to arise, concerning how assault victims are perceived and treated.

Felicitations Kelsey for all of your efforts!