2022 Secondary Schools’ Public Speaking Competition SE Qld

 

Congratulations to our 2022 finalists!

Senior Competition 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
Time: 6pm

PREPARED TOPIC: The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some it is a complete substitution for life. Andrew Brown


Intermediate Competition 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!

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