The Public Speaking calendar marked another event on Wednesday.
This time it was the Tom Tehan Oratory Competition run by the Rotary Club of Kyabram. Kerrie Dick (Year 10) represented Moama Anglican Grammar School at this event. She was competing against students from all over the Goulburn Valley as well as older students in Years 11 and 12.
Kerrie’s topic of ‘Sugar Consumption’ was received well by both audience and judges. She spoke with conviction and passion about her chosen topic captivating that audience. This was shown even more after the event where an audience member was able to tell Kerrie that he is going to revisit his diet and the amount of sugar he consumes. Her job of convincing and persuading the audience was done very well.
At the end of the competition, there was a slight pause as the judges got together to work out who the winner was going to be. It was a very close competition with each speaker using their oratory skills exceptionally well. While the audience and contestants waited with baited breath the top three finalists were announced, along with Kerrie Dick they were students from Goulburn Valley and Numurkah High School. Before the winner was announced another momentary pause while a member of the Kyabram Rotary Club gave a small speech and some words of encouragement for all competitors.
At the end of evening Kerrie was announced the winner of the competition and it was well-deserved. Not only did she do herself proud but also Moama Anglican Grammar School.
Kerrie received a trophy, prize money for herself as well as prize money for the school. She is to be congratulated on an excellent job in representing herself and the school.
Congratulations Kerrie!