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Finalists in Secondary Schools Public Speaking competition named

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The six finalists in the Lions Club St Vincent South/Lime National Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition are now known.{{more}}

They were selected after the staging of the final round of the Zonal Preliminaries at the Barrouallie Learning Resource Centre last Friday.

They are Kyle James of the St Vincent Grammar School, D’nain Johnson of the Emmanuel High School, Mesopotamia, Sylvorne Lavia of the North Union Secondary, Nyasha Mofford of the St Vincent Girls High School, Delight Ollivierre of the Mountain View Adventist Academy and Lexie Selman of the Bishop’s College Kingstown.

Senior Education Officer for Secondary Schools Carlton Hall registered his Ministry’s satisfaction at the turnout of schools in this year’s preliminaries, and commended the Lions Club for its commitment and for again hosting the competition, a release from the Lions Club South said.

Meanwhile, Chief Judge Theresa Daniel disclosed “that the preliminaries this year were of a very high standard and students were very thorough in their research and presentation throughout and noted that while there were some outstanding presentations in the impromptu category, it still remains a challenge for most students. She made an urgent appeal for teachers to work with students to improve this component of the competition.”

The Finals are set for the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown on October 25, and students are expected to debate the topic, “In Times of Economic Crises, Corruption and Fraud have become COmmonplace: The Case of St Vincent and the Grenadines”.

The students are this year competing for a new challenge trophy named in honour of deceased Charter Member, Lion Michael Defreitas, MJF.

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