Seventeen students took up the challenge on Sunday and came to the Bancroft Legion’s Annual Youth Public Speaking contest. There was only one contestant in the first group, Trista Robinson, who won first place in the Grade 1 through 3 catagory. In the grades 4 to 6 catagory, first place went to Jason Parker of Birds Creek Public School, second to Tanner Potts of Our Lady of Mercy School and Sierra Dillabough of Hermon School placed third. The final catagory was grades 7 through 9 where two students from York River Public School took the top two places, Melissa Elliot in first and Jessie Ritter in second. Kiana Boldt of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School placed third. The Legion thanked all the students for participating, and invited them to return again next year.