Laura Davies brought three of her fifth grade students to the studio. They gave their end of the year persuasive speeches. (Keeleigh Solverson/ KSTK)

Talk on the Rock is KSTK’s live call-in show. Every Tuesday at 1pm we welcome a local guest to discuss events and topics of interest to our little island town. For this week’s episode, host Keeleigh Solverson spoke with Laura Davies and some of her fifth grade students, Paige Hoyt, Christina Johnson and Ben Houser. Laura’s class has been preparing persuasive speeches. Laura says a good speech needs genuine passion from the speaker, plus facts to back it up. Christina spoke on the importance of good sportsmanship, Paige on not taking things for granted, and Ben on getting off your butt and going outside! The kids really impressed us today. You can hear even more of their speeches at the Nolan Center tonight at 7pm.