Clyde Bond, a junior at Independence High School, took first place in a speech contest hosted by the Nokia Leadership Association (NLA).
The National Management Association (NMA) Leadership Speech Contest required high school students to research, write and present a 4-6 minute speech to an audience. Students were asked to cover the subject of leadership – what it is, what comprises its attributes, who personifies their definition of a “leader” and more.
Heritage High School’s Gouzia Sivarajah took second place in the contest and Lucia R. Hunt of Independence took third.
As first place winner, Bond was scheduled to represent Nokia in the next round of competition at the University of Texas at Arlington in April.
The competition helps students develop communication skills critical to their success in college and the workplace. Winners also receive cash prizes.