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Tallahassee students show off their public speaking skills

Tallahassee students show off their public speaking skills
Tallahassee students show off their public speaking skills
Posted at 6:49 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 18:49:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - More than 30 students in Tallahassee's Indian community showed off their public speaking skills with a formal presentation Saturday.

Elementary and middle school students shared speeches on several topics, from science and technology, to history and language.

The Roseland Public Speaking and Debate program was created by a Tallahassee woman who tutored children in writing in her spare time.

She said she saw a need in the local Indian community.

"Our children are academically very well-equipped and gifted. However, our kids in the community often are bilingual and hear their parents speak another language at home," said Rosemeen Pradhan, Founder of Roseland Public Speaking and Debate. "Sometimes, their skills in English are not as strong as their peers."

The public speaking program is in its third year.

A debate program for eighth graders and high school students was added this spring.