Last Friday, Waverley College hosted the first round of the 2023 CSDA Public Speaking Competition. This event was made even more exciting as it was the first time in three years competitors were back face-to-face.
More than 80 competitors across 13 schools took part in this prestigious competition, with two of our competitors, James Peate (Year 10) and Ewan McDonald (Year 11) moving forward to the Zone Final this week at Marcellin College.
James’ topic, ‘Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200’ and Ewan’s topic, ‘When it’s dark enough you can see the stars’, were delivered with poise and confidence in equal measure.
I would like to congratulate all public speaking students for assisting in the organisation and hosting of this round; their maturity and leadership is highly commendable.