Congratulations to our 2022 finalists!
GRAND FINAL UPDATE
FIRST – Ebony Niethe from Centenary State High School, Brisbane
SECOND – Seth Ryan Maranduque from Centenary State High School, Brisbane
THIRD – Tara Woods from Pimlico State High School, Townsville
Pictured clockwise from top left then centre:
Senior Heats Update
On 21 July, 24 impressive Seniors( Year 11 &12) from across South East met at Seven Hills Hub for the Annual Senior English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition.
Six outstanding students were chosen by our experienced adjudicators, Annette Stoddart and Pam Greatorix. Our adjudicators, both of whom are former Presidents of the Communication, Performance and Speech Teachers association in Queensland, commented on the high quality of competitors and the difficulty of choosing just 6 to go ahead to the Final on 11 August.
Finalists for the Senior Heats 2022:
Jordan Yeung – Centenary State High School
Will Ames – St Joseph’s, Gregory Terrace
Juan Vargas Duque – Centenary State High School
Connor Alforque – Northside Christian College
Ebony Niethe – Centenary State High School
Seth Ryan Marinduque – Centenary State High School
The South East Queensland Finalists will be joined by Tara Woods of Pimlico State High School, winner of the North Queensland Division on 11 August.
Venue: Seven Hills Hub
PREPARED TOPIC: The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some it is a complete substitution for life. Andrew Brown
Intermediate Heats Update
On 26 May, 10 Heat winners from South-East Queensland and North Queensland met at the Seven Hills Hub in Seven Hills Brisbane to compete in the ESU Grand Final Intermediate competition for 2022.
TOPIC: If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best possible grace. Winston Churchill
Each speaker presented a 4 minute Prepared speech and 2 minute Impromptu, with the latter topic given 5 preparation time.
Competing at the Intermediate Grand Finals (names in order from L as pictured):
Amaeh Reed (1st), Eli Gearing (2nd), Jasper Vinen (3rd) and Ryder Calbert (highly commended)
The Finalists for the Intermediate heats came from a diversity of schools (names in order from L as pictured):
Jackson Woodhead – Iona College
Sophia Smith – St Rita College
Georgia Normile – All Saints Anglican School
Amaeh Reed – Mt Alvernia College
Eli Gearing – Centenary SHS
Jasper Vinen – Iona College
Ryder Calbert – St Andrews
Benjamin Sarnyai – Pimlico SHS Townsville
Lucus Lu – Brisbane Grammar School
Ethan Payne – St Mary’s College Toowoomba
Congratulations to our Winners in the Intermediate 2022 finals!