This Week in Rotary
Posted By Bob Girvan
7 & 8 Speech Contest PLAINS ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST 2022
The Primary Schools’ Speech Contest began in the Mid-Canterbury region by the Rotary Club of Ashburton Plains in an effort to encourage young people to gain experience at public speaking.
The students participate in at least 2 rounds before being selected for the final – class, school and then a cluster of schools.
The final for the Year 7 & 8 students was staged on Wednesday 21st September at the Plains Rotary meeting venue, Noble 600 Restaurant.
Results Year 7 & 8 Speech Contest
1st Hayley Stocker, St Josephs
2nd Madeleine Howden, Intermediate
3rd equal Layla Singleton Mt Somers/Springburn
3rd equal Addison Griffiths Longbeach
Back row: Carolyn Cameron (President), Layla Singleton, Isla Gilbert, Penny Redfern, Daphne Burns, David Jones (NBS, Sponsor).
Front Row: Meja Besande, Madeleine Howden, Hayley Stocker, Addison Griffiths, Harrison McCormick.
Along with the speech contest, schools are encouraged to nominate students for an Honour Roll. These students are recognised mainly for their citizenship and community service participation in both their school and community. It is nothing to do with being the top student or the best sports person but may well be the top student in attitude, application, commitment and service to others.
This year we have so far presented 4 certificates to nominated students
Carolyn Cameron (President), David Jones (NBS, Sponsor)
Front Row: Harriet Reed, Luhann Wessels, Alex Kenure-Blackler, Finn McGrath,