Diocesan Public Speaking Competition 2012

The second Diocesan Public Speaking Competition was held in late October and the interest and participation rate was double that of last year. Nearly every Region held a Regional final and students were selected to attend the Diocesan Final in each Stage, a maximum of 2 per stage from Early Stage 1 to Stage 3.

Diocesan Public Speaking Competition 2012

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


Niamh Marzol

Diocesan Public Speaking Committee

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