The provincial finals of Concours d’art oratoire was held on May 2 at SFU Surrey. There were 240 students competing, including 19 from Burnaby schools. Speaking on a wide range of topics – from the secrets of water parks to women’s rights, seven District students took home top awards. Congratulations to 1st place winners, Averi Duerichen (Aubrey) and Sophia Luo (Burnaby North), 2nd place winners, Joanne Kim (Moscrop) and Shivam Bhayana (Cariboo Hill) and 3rd place winners Nikita May (Cariboo Hill), Wassim Khelifi (Moscrop) and Hamish Clinton (Alpha). And special thanks to event coordinator Ecole Brantford head teacher Anne Marie Bilton.