October 16, 2009
Secondary Schools clash in Public Speaking Finals

The stage is now set for the Lions Club South/LIME Secondary Schools’ Public Speaking Finals to take place at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown next week.{{more}}

Six schools have qualified for the Finals, following the zonal preliminaries which were held last month. The finalists are: Vatalie Caesar of the Girls’ High School, Omolera Francois of the Thomas Saunders Secondary, Stephanie Browne representing the Georgetown Secondary, Marleya Adams – Union Island Secondary, Ronald Connor – Petit Bordel Secondary and Adriel Francois of the St. Vincent Grammar School.

Participants will speak for ten minutes on the main topic: “The introduction of a wire-tapping programme will be an infringement on one’s civil liberties, balanced by national security concerns… Is St. Vincent and the Grenadines ready for wire-tapping?” The students will also deliver a five-minute presentation on a topic of their choice, as well as a two-minute impromptu speech.

The Lions Club South, with support from sponsors Cable & Wireless/LIME, has been organising this competition for the last 14 years. All six finalists will receive a laptop computer, along with various other prizes and trophies. The winner will also walk away with a desktop computer.

Next week’s competition will be held at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown from 7:30 p.m.

Last year’s winner was Sera Jackson of the St. Joseph’s Convent, Marriaqua.