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Speakers Impress at Rostrum Voice of Youth

Last weekend, ten students represented the College with distinction at the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition.

Juliet Munro from Year 9 won her heat with a speech defending her generation and their focus on technology. Juliet will now proceed to the second-round heat later in the term. Congratulations, too, to the three CHAC students who delivered excellent speeches and came Runner-Up in their heats: Charlie Fraser (Year 8), Sam Clark and Oliver Cameron (Year 9).

All College speakers impressed adjudicators and judges on the weekend, with the thoughtful quality of their speeches. Well done to all other speakers who competed: Naveen Hingorani, Lily Chippendale, Remi Thiesfield, Darcy Hagan and Lucy Farrell. All students have developed their skills noticeably by competing and gave audiences much to think about.

Rostrum is the largest and longest-running school public speaking competition in Australia, with 170 students involved in initial heats in Brisbane last weekend and 1,400 students participating nationally.

Thanks to the staff who assisted with the coaching of our Rostrum Voice of Youth speakers this year: Mrs Galletly, Mrs Barnett, Mr Bates, Ms Manning and Ms Baker. Without their guidance, our speakers could not have achieved as they did.

Best of luck to Juliet Munro as she prepares to represent CHAC at the next level of the competition.

Barbara Mossman
Coordinator: Gifted and Enterprise Education