December 20 – Inner Speech Contest

What a happy way to start a weekend! A good number of people were rewarded when they braved the snow to hear three fine performances at our speech contest. Tanya introduced Graham, who in turn introduced Chief Judge Yulia Demytryshyn, judges Shawn Gazaleh, AnnaPrymakova and Mark Taylor, timers Olga Pogorielova and Harryansah Khairul, and counter Yulia Usova.


Viktor Fursov led off with a speech on “The Magic Of Thinking Big.” Drawing on his own life’s experience, you knows that to achieve big things you have to first dream them.  Elizaveta Korotchenko followed with “Evolution or Degradation,” a hilarious account of student life as she has seen it in her years at KPI.  Lastly, Yulia Kostereva spoke on “Cross-Cultural Exchange,” the images, true or surprisingly distorted, of Ukrainian and foreign society she has exchanged with others in the art world.


Liz won and Viktor took second place. They were represent the club in the all Ukrainian speech contest.  All contestants, and the judges as well, were given cute little cows with pink bows on their heads as tokens of the upcoming year of the ox.

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