Lions South, C&W Public Speaking Prelims end
October 15, 2004
Lions South, C&W Public Speaking Prelims end

The four preliminaries of the Cable & Wireless-sponsored Lions Club South 2004 Public Speaking Competition have been concluded with six finalists selected.

From the prelims, which ran over four days, emerged: Jo Anne Marshall from the Girls’ High School; Shenille King of the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown; Trudy Kydd from the Georgetown Secondary; Troy Eustace of the St. Vincent Grammar School; Teroy Paul of the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia; and Simone Augustus from the Mountain View Adventist Academy. {{more}}

The students were picked from a host of other competitors who debated various topics such as: “Mixing Religion And Pop Music, A Sure Way To Hell”; “The CSME Is Determined To Create A Level Playing Field For Unequals”; “Should Poor Countries Like SVG Put A Ceiling On The Amount Of Money Expended On Sports”; and “Should Government Be Responsible For Overseeing The Actions Of NGOs.”

The Lions Club South Public Speaking Competition, which is still being supported by the original competition sponsors Cable & Wireless, will culminate in a big final on October 25, at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown as part of the official Independence celebrations.

The Lions South-organized, Cable & Wireless-sponsored Public Speaking Competition is being run for the fifth year. Last year’s winning school was the St. Vincent Grammar School.