Recently, some very talented public speakers from Years 5 to 11, represented Somerset College at the annual AB Paterson Public Speaking Competition. This popular event allows students to compete against other speakers from all over the coast.
The standard is extremely high and judges always have a difficult task choosing two or three participants in the heat to go through to the qualifying finals. I am pleased to report that we had 28 students who made it to the next round, the Preliminary Finals.
Congratulations to the following students who then proceeded to the Grand Finals:
Year 5 - Phoenix Kyaw
Year 6 - Lara Culleton
Year 7 - Harrison Hall, Eva Wingrove, Paris Torti, Jacob Hall
Year 8 - Desmond Chuah, Georgina Powell, Mohnish Chand
Year 10 - Kirsty Brodbeck, Charlotte Roche
Year 11 - Ashraf Docrat
I am pleased to announce that Harrison Hall won the Year 7 competition and Georgina Powell came third in the Year 8 competition.
Also, these outstanding presentations from Years 5 to 7 gained us the Primary Aggregate/Overall Winner in the competition for the second year running.