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Awakeri School

Speech Contest Finals 2016

This was the 38th time Awakeri School has run its speech contest. (to see the past winners go to the Academic Archives page). There were eight finalists, from the 17 semifinalists and the 75 year 7 & 8 students who did speeches to begin with! The judges this year were the principal Peter Fitzgerald, Ross Macdonald and Marilyn Sisam.

Mr Hawkes started the night talking about the History of the Oratory Shield. The shield is even older than him!! Olivia Sheaff's speech on Safety while Fishing. She impressed us with the size of a marlin hook.
Cambell Julian opened with a great speech on Safety at Surf Life Saving. His costume set the scene and he rescued and looked after his little brother! Tayla Jones's speech on Keeping Bullies at Bay. Her speech was amazing.
Matthew Reihana Asquith's speech was also on Keeping Bullies at Bay. He was funny but hard hitting at he same time. Ben White's speech on The Effects of Smoking. His prop shows you what smoking can do to your teeth.
Ayla Rowe's speech on The Effects of Smoking. She spoke with a strong personal story about her grandfather. Lucy Knott's Speech on Safety while Riding a horse. She dressed up in her gear and her speech was very impressive. We can just picture her hanging upside down under a horse when she was young!
Alex Robbie's speech on A Healthy Body Image. Her prop is a skinny Barbie Doll. What's the BMI of Christine Alex? Mr Fitz gave all the speakers feedback. Here he is presenting Olivia Sheaff's certificate.
Lucy Knott won the Competition with a very good speech. All eight speakers did well and should be proud.