The Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate Public Speaking competitions were held on Monday 23 June at Samuel Marsden Collegiate, with nine speakers competing in the junior section for the Dunsheath Plate, and thirteen speakers in the senior section for the Stockley Cup. The competition grows every year, with this year’s being the largest Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate competitions ever. This is a testament to the talent and hard work of speakers in the Wellington region
The range of speech topics varied from feminism, the relationship between parents and kids, religion, and how English classes are ruining kids’ lives. The judges were very impressed by the quality of all the competitors’ speeches, with the variety of subject matter, and the tone of the whole evening.
The Winner of the Dunsheath Plate was Harry Bartle from St Patrick’s Kilbirnie. Harry’s speech was entitled A Fairy-Tale ending?
The Winder of the Stockley Cup was Nera Tautau, of St Catherine’s College. Nera’s speech was entitled The Well.
A special thank you to Paul Foster-Bell MP for taking the time to judge the competition. His perspective and time were most appreciated, and we were lucky to have him along.
Congratulations to these, and all speakers again for an excellent night of speaking. We look forward to seeing you next year.