The 2017 WA state winners were Mosaia Mcdonald (Juniors) and Esther Nixon (seniors). They participated in the National Finals in Queensland.
Esther Nixon (Junior winner) and Tabitha Malet (Senior winner) represented WA at the National Final in Melbourne in July 2016. (Photo R Fogliani)
The Rostrum Voice of Youth Speaking Competition held its state final on 25 June at the Boulevard Centre in Floreat. Fifteen students from eight schools presented prepared and short notice speeches in front of a supportive audience of family, friends, teachers and adjudicators.
The tremendous effort put in by the students in researching and preparing their speeches was acknowledged by the Chairman of Adjudicators Freeman Ruurd Speelman.
Tabitha Malet from Presbyterian Ladies’ College won the Senior section and Clea Sanders, also from PLC, was runner-up. The Junior section winner was Esther Nixon from Ursula Frayne Catholic College. Daniel O’Neill from Belridge Secondary College was runner-up.
Rostrum WA President Freeman Sue Hart congratulated all the participants and presented the certificates and trophies. RVOY coordinator Freeman Juliet Park thanked the participants, teachers and parents for helping to make 2016 a fabulous year, and the adjudicators and Rostrum for their support.
Tabitha and Esther will represent WA in the Rostrum Voice of Youth National Final in Melbourne at the end of July. We wish them every success and hope they have a fantastic trip.
Rose Fogliani, Editor WA Informer