Students shine in Public Speaking competitions

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Results of Senior Speaking Challenge

Congratulations to the 21 speakers who participated in the annual PLC Sydney Speaking Challenge on Tuesday 28 July. The event, which has been running for over 40 years, was established in the late 1960s under the guidance of Ms Freda Whitllam and enables the top Public Speaking students to demonstrate their skills in rhetoric and oratory. This year the standard was most impressive. The panel of three adjudicators was thrilled with the confidence and competence of the participants who entertained, inspired and informed a large audience of staff, parents and students.

The results of the Challenge are:

Junior Public Speaking
Winner: Eleanor Lawton-Wade (Year 9)
Runner-up: Sophie Douglas (Year 9)
Highly Commended: Sarah Sweeting (Year 8), Bridget Fredericks (Year 7)

Senior Public Speaking
Winner: Nicole Sung (Year 11)
Runner-up: Sophie Morrison (Year 10)
Highly Commended: Annelise McCarthy (Year 11), Jade Lin (Year 10)

Special thanks to Annelise McCarthy for her eloquence and efficiency as compere for the event.  Annelise is the incoming Public Speaking Captain for 2016. 


Results of Senior Speaking Festival

Term 2 concluded with Years 10 and 11 participating in a wide range of oral performances on Thursday 18 June 2015 in College Hall. Poetry and interpretative readings were bought to life with vocal sensitivity.  Impromptu speaking skills were honed as students tackled topics with only five minutes of preparation.

Congratulations to the following winners and place-getters: 

1st: Kelsey Lu
2nd: Nicole Sung
3rd: Alison Chen
4th: Makayla Angel-Merlino

Impromptu Speaking
1st: Nicole Sung
2nd: Annelise McCarthy
3rd: Makayla Angel-Merlino
4th: Gisella Candi

Prose Speaking
1st: Annelise McCarthy
2nd: Tahlia Merlino
3rd: Kelsey Lu
4th: Stephanie Lee
5th: Alison Chen

Left: PLC Sydney Speaking Challenge Finalists, Years 7-9.
Middle: Annelise McCarthy, finalist, event compere and incoming Public Speaking Captain for 2016.
Right: PLC Sydney Speaking Challenge Finalists, Years 10-11.


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