News

13 June 2013

St Peter's student wins speech competition

It was a case of second year lucky for St Peter’s College student Tayla Marlow who has won this year's Sister City Speech Competition.

A contestant in the competition last year, Tayla put that experience to good use last night to take the trophy, first prize trip to Tamworth and $500 cash with a confident, engaging speech.

This year's topic was "If we can't beat 'em, join 'em – let's become the eighth state of Australia".

Started in 2005, the competition sees three students from Gore High School and three from St Peter’s present a speech before a panel of judges, high school staff, family and invited guests.

A Year 12 student, Tayla’s win makes it three years in a row that St Peter’s has claimed the trophy.

Head judge Lindsay Wright, of Gore Toastmasters, congratulated all the contestants for the quality of their speeches.

"You all addressed the topic and handled the pressure well," he said.

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