The Stockley Cup Public Speaking competition was held on Wednesday 20 October at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, with six speakers competing in the junior section for the Dunsheath Plate, and seven speakers in the senior section for the Stockley Cup.
The range of speech topics varied from racism, domestic abuse, mothers, war crimes, and a spirited defence of Victorian values. The judges (Christopher Bishop, Sarah Wilson, and Daniel Wilson) were very impressed by the quality of all the competitors’ speeches.
3rd place: Juliet Bergin (St Mary’s College) – “Still Points inÂ a Turning World”
2nd place: Harriet Willis (Sacred Heart College) – “Mothers”
1st place: Daniel Gendall (Wellington College) – “Prejudice and Pride”
3rd place: Mia Alejandro (St Catherine’s College) – “Hope”
2nd place: Michael Howard (Newlands College) – “Victorian Values”
1st place: Duncan McLachlan (Wellington College) – “Truth Seekers”
Photos will be posted soon.