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From left; Esther Haines, Zac, Grace, Sheon, Greg McGregor
Photo by Bridget Schaumann

Otago Speech Competition

Jo Harford —

The Otago Speech Competition was hosted by King's again this year. As always, the standard was extremely high and the range of topics ensured that everyone was engaged. Congratulations to Zac Bell (Year 10) who placed 2nd.

1st - Grace Johnston (Columba College)

The Five Most important Things I’ve Learnt in My Life so far.

2nd - Zac Bell (King's High School)

A Warning against Living in Australia.

3rd - Sheon Luxmanan (John McGlashan College)

Freedom of Speech - Managing Hate Speech.

Thank you to our judges; Esther Haines, a physicist at the University of Otago and Director of Toastmasters for the Dunedin Area and Greg McGregor, a speaking coach and speaking mentor from Toastmasters.