Wood Students Take 3 Top Spots in Alameda’s Season for Nonviolence Annual Speech Contest

Wood Sweeps Top Prizes in City Speech Contest!

Wood Middle School is proud of their students who participated in Alameda’s Season for Nonviolence speech contest held at City Hall, March 25.

Eighth grader Vi Le and seventh grader Pauline Capili presented powerful speeches about how to bring more peace into the world.

Three Wood students placed in the top three spots after four judges deliberated about the ten middle school contestants.

Eighth grader Kaila Villaluna took third place.

Sixth grader Maegan Barroga came in second.

Eighth grader Nehemiah Talavai took first place.

These students won a cash prize from the city for $100, $75, and $50.

Congratulations to all five Wood contestants & shout out to their mentor and ELD teacher Ellen Mulholland!