Students excel in public speaking competition
Three of our Year 12 students recently participated in the gruelling Lions Youth of the Year Competition. This competition is all about leadership and requires the candidates to prepare an extensive application covering many aspects of their life, academic, sport and social learning. They attend a 40-minute interview before a panel where they are questioned on information in their application and also current affairs. Lastly, they attend a Lions Club dinner and present a prepared speech on any topic and answer two impromptu questions. The prepared speeches were excellent
Nicole Sung, was declared the Chatswood Branch winner of this event and moves through to the regional semi-finals. She spoke eloquently in the impromptu section and passionately about feminism and the impact celebrities have on mitigating a double standard in her Prepared Speech.
Lucy Rowse also spoke with vigour regarding the refugee children in Naru at her preliminary round in Yagoona. Her impromptu questions were quite challenging and she handled them with confidence and poise.
Annelise McCarthy spoke passionately on equality in education for students with a mental disability. The impromptu section demanded an intelligent response to the question of refugees and multiculturalism. Annie was the winner of the Burwood Branch and will also go onto the semi-finals this month.
Well done and good luck to you both.
Above: Annelise McCarthy with Jodi McKay, Member for Strathfield; Nicole Sung with her mother, Mrs Janice Sung.