Area students competed April 29 in a county/district speech contest, sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization.

Prior to this contest, the students had already won first-, second- or third-place in their local-level contests. They shared their presentations on this year’s topic, “An Interesting Landmark,” according to a news release from Modern Woodmen.

Elizabeth Sugg, an eighth-grade student from Palermo, placed first. She won a $50 cash award and a trophy. Her school, Palermo Consolidated School, will also receive a trophy.

Grace Begin, an eighth-grade student from Chelsea, placed second, and Jack Jowett, from Windsor placed third. They also received trophies.