There were 36 students in total competing. Students in the ES1 and S1 groups presented a prepared speech and speakers from the S2 and S3 groups presented two speeches – a prepared and impromptu speech. The prepared speeches were all written on the day of the competition.
The adjudicators were Drs John and Anna Hill, accomplished toastmasters and public speaking enthusiasts. They gave the students individual feedback and commendation, as well as group feedback.
The winner and runner up in each stage were:
ES1 Grace Lydon, Raymond Terrace
(pictured above with her proud parents Sheree and Matthew)
Amy Mather, Adamstown
S1 Alex Hughes, Branxton
Ella Madden, Scone
S2 Georgia Hudson, Wingham
Elissa Burns, Nelson Bay
S3 Isaac Shaw, Nelson Bay
Sam Brown, Taree
Diocesan Public Speaking Committee