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Rotary speech winners
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Pictured left to right are second runner-up Donald Quinones, third runner-up Jordon Bala, first runner-up Natalie Starling and winner Hannah Boyd. - photo by Photo by Paul Floeckher

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd took top honors Tuesday in the annual speech contest sponsored by Effingham County’s two Rotary Clubs.

Three competitors from ECHS – Boyd, Tyson Neurath and Kieffer Shearouse – and three from South Effingham High School – Jordon Bala, Donald Quinones and Natalie Starling – gave speeches on this year’s topic, “Peace Through Service.”

The judges named Starling first runner-up, Quinones second runner-up and Bala third runner-up. Boyd, Starling, Quinones and Bala will represent Effingham County later this month in the district competition.