GLENLOLA COLLEGIATE PUPIL WINS TOP AWARD IN
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL NI PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
Congratulations to Jessica Galway (Year 13) on being awarded first place in the Northern Ireland final of the Soroptimists’ Public Speaking Competition on Saturday 23 February 2013, at the Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Londonderry.
Jessica competed against twelve other competitors and delivered a 5 minute speech entitled ‘Books : are they a thing of the past?’. Then she was allowed five minutes to prepare a 2 minute extempore speech on the title ‘ I have a Dream….’ .
Following the adjudication Jessica was presented with the Soroptimists’ Youth Award Salver to be held for one year and a replica of the salver. A Bursary Award of £250.00 is to be used by Jessica for educational purposes and she is to be given hospitality at the Burrendale Hotel Newcastle in May from 17th to 19th, on the weekend of the North/South Conference. She will be asked to address the Joint Conference on her chosen topic. Glenlola Collegiate was awarded book tokens to the value of £150. All the competitors were given a £50.00 gift from the Progressive Building Society, upon opening a savings account.
Thank you to the to the Soroptimists’ International NI for providing our pupil with this splendid opportunity and for the generous prizes. Once again, well done to Jessica on her achievement and I would like to express my gratitude to the Galway family for all their interest and support.