The Whitefield Lions Club hosted its annual Speak Out contest during its March 22 meeting.

The contestants, both juniors at Erskine Academy, delivered a talk that they felt strongly about during an alloted time.

The students were accompanied to the Lions meeting and contest by their parents and Nicholas Waldron, the acting advisor for speech and debate teams at Erskine Academy.

First place was presented to Hagen “Joki” Wallace who also is active in FBLA and speech and debate teams at Erskine.

Second place was awarded to Conor Skehan who is on the math team and the founder of the Erskine Film club.

Wallace moved on to compete in the Region 5 Speak Out contest held March 27 at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan.