On January 12, 2017, Siri Sundaraneedi ’18 of Burlington, Mass., competed in the Franklin County Lions Club Speech Competition and finished first place. As a result, she will complete in the District Finals in Springfield, Mass., on January 28, 2017.
From this point forward in the state competition, Siri will be sponsored by the Deerfield Lions Club. Siri is a member of the Stoneleigh-Burnham Debate and Public Speaking Society.
Lions Club President Pam Hodgkins presided over the competition, which concluded with a lovely dinner, reported SBS Head Debate Coach Dr. Paul Bassett.
The topic for this year’s state competition is “Political Correctness: Has it gone too far?”