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Son of WWC Student Competes in Elementary School Speech Meet

Byline: By Yolanda Cabrera  

Posted: April 14, 2013

Fourth grader at Cumberland Valley Christian School (CVCS), Christopher Bush is the son of Barbara Bush '13, a member of the Women with Children Program (WWC). On Fri, March 1, he was a finalist in the 15th annual Speech Meet at his school.

This was a big day for Chris. Speech Meet is an event that Karen Marsh, 2nd grade teacher, and Janet Bolich, 3rd grade teacher at CVCS organize for the school.

“Parents are encouraged to help students with memorization. A student with a good quality speaking voice can go on to bigger competitions in speech and drama. I have always enjoyed speech and drama,” says Marsh.

During Speech Meet, students are graded on memorization of poems and Bible verses, as well voice inflection and facial expression while delivering their speech.

Talented youth show their skills

“I am always amazed by the talent of these young children, to have to memorize and recite poems and Bible verses so well, they use their gifts from God in such a beautiful way, that many people get to see and hear,” says Bolich.

“I agree with Mrs. Bolich,” adds Marsh.

As a finalist, Christopher presented Ephesians chapter 6 verses 11 – 18 in front of peers, faculty and parents from memory.

“Speech Meet is good, great and fun. I enjoy playing football and basketball, but my favorite subject in school is religion,” says Chris, who is participating for a second year in CVCS’s Speech Meet.

“I am proud of my son. CVCS is a great choice for families,” says Bush.

On Apr. 5 CVCS’s will host an awards ceremony for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners; the participants will receive ribbons and certificates.

“At CVCS children get one-on-one attention which is very personable. The principal, Mr. McKee is wonderful and knows the students by name,” says Bush.

Chris talks about how much he enjoys going to the elementary school. “You learn about God and the gym is better than the other school I attended,” says Chris.

CVCS is a college preparatory school that has been serving the Chambersburg community since 1974.

“I was able to obtain a scholarship for Christopher to attend CVCS, and I am pleased with their small class size,” says Bush.

Christopher and his mother Barbara suggest that all children of the Women with Children mothers, who reach school age, attend CVCS.

Last Updated: April 20, 2013

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