The 17th China Daily “21st Century • VIPKID Cup” National High School and Primary School English Speaking Competition took place in Hangzhou last month. Twelve contestants (选手) took part in the junior group’s final round. They gave speeches on the topic “No Cross, No Crown”(没有苦痛就没有辉煌). How did they understand the topic? What did they say in their speeches? Here, TEENS has picked five of the contestants’ speeches, including those of the contest’s winners. Take a look.