Thank you Allison and Catie for representing all of us so well in the contest. Everyone that enters a speech contest at any level will be a better speaking for having done so. Get outside your comfort zone a bit, remember why you joined Hardhats and jump into the fray.
Just because you will become a better speaker does NOT mean that you will become a better writer. Just wanted to let the Grammarian know that I take full responsibility for using speaking instead of speaker.