Public Speaking Competitions occur at various times of the year and are for specific age groups according to each individual Competition.
The Queenie McMullan Public Speaking Competition is our own school Competition and is open to boys and girls from Years 10 to 14. Two school cups are awarded, The Linda Hunter Cup for the Best Novice Speaker and the Queenie McMullan Cup for the Best Overall speaker.
Other competitions include The Soroptimist Competition for girls in Years 12 and 13 and the Business and Professional Women’s Competition open to boys and girls in Years 12 to 14.
The Edgar Graham Memorial Competition takes place in the debating chamber in Stormont each year and is held in memory of Edgar Graham, a past pupil of our school.
Opportunities also exist to read at the annual carol services held in St Patrick’s Church and in school.
Public Speaking Annual Report 2017-18
Public Speaking : Junior
Amy Gregg (Year 10) won the Edgar Graham Cup for Junior Public Speaking in October.
Public Speaking : Senior
Anisia Tiplea (Year 13) was placed 3rd in the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition in November.
A team of three girls consisting of Sophie Dennison (Year 13), Nicole Pennie (Year 13) and Anisia Tiplea (Year 13) won the BPW Public Speaking Competition in November.
Zak Humphrey (Year 14) was Highly Commended at the Edgar Graham Memorial Public Speaking Competition in March.
Mrs. Rhonda Duffin and Mr. Maurice Livingstone were the adjudicators at the annual Queenie McMullan Public Speaking Competition in October. Mercedez Faustin-Clenaghan (Year 13) won the Linda Hunter Cup for the Best Novice and Sophie Dennison (Year 13) was Highly Commended in the Novice Section. Alex Humphrey (Year 12) won the Queenie McMullan Cup for the Best Overall Speaker and Hannah McVicker (Year 13) was Highly Commended in the Overall Section.