Students excel in public speaking

Summerland students excelled in a public speaking competition on May 27.

Summerland students excelled in a public speaking competition on May 27.

The School District 67/Rotary Public Speaking Competition was organized by the school district and the Rotary Clubs of Summerland and Penticton.

Emceeing this event were Taylor Arkesteyn, Summerland’s Blossom Queen and Katelyn Michaud, Miss Rotary.

Donations from the event were given towards a school humanitarian trip to Tanzania for assistance in a needy orphanage.

This competition showcased students of School District 67 and gave them an opportunity to present their public speaking skills, enhancing their professional and personal development.

Speakers were critiqued by a panel of judges marking poise, gestures, eye contact, voice projection, fluency, control and overall performance.

Winners of the competition were from Summerland Secondary School unless otherwise stated.

Grade 10: First Katrina Fricke, second Sylvia Mott, third Caitlin Shaw.

Grade 11: First Colton Van Camp of Princess Margaret Secondary School, second Hannah Wright, third Emily Okabe.

Grade 12: First Jessa Barber, second Rylee McKinlay of Princess Margaret Secondary School, third Emma McDowall.