Dunham High School senior LaVerta Davis won second place and a check for $15 for a speech she gave on March 19 for the Hazard Kiwanis Club. La- Verta also gave a speech at the Regional Speech Festival and Drama on March 23 in Hazard and received a rating of Excellent for Dr. Patterson, a judge from the University of Kentucky.
LaVerta will next speak at the Annual State Speech Festival at the University of Kentucky on April 6, 1963 at the University of Kentucky’s Annual State Speech Festival. Mrs. S.L. Curry, English teacher and librarian at Dunham High School, is her coach.