Rotary Willetton encourging young people to enter public speaking competition


Thomas Gunda, Olivia Trahair, Nicholas Cokis, Chloe Dennis at the Rotary Four Way Test Public Speaking Competition.
Thomas Gunda, Olivia Trahair, Nicholas Cokis, Chloe Dennis at the Rotary Four Way Test Public Speaking Competition.

ROTARY Willetton encourages Year 10 contestants to enter the first round of their next public speaking competition in September, following a successful state final at the Royal Perth Golf Club last month.

On April 18, more than 130 people listened to four Rotary Four Way Test Speaking Competition contestants.

They each spoke for five minutes on a topic they felt was current, interesting and important and their speech had to include reference to the Rotary Four Way Test.

The Four Way Test challenges speakers to consider if what they say is true, fair, builds goodwill and beneficial to all concerned.

Winner Chloe Dennis, of Mandurah Districts Rotary Club and Mandurah Catholic College, discussed mental illness, while changing the Australian flag was Hale School student Nicholas Cokis’ choice.

Busselton’s Thomas Gunda spoke on procrastination while Olivia Trahair of Mt Lawley Senior High School bemoaned the lost art of conversation among young people.

Contact local schools for competition details.