The thirty second annual Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition sponsored by FLOW will take place on Thursday 22nd October 2020, at the Kingstown Methodist Church Hall on Thursday 22nd October 2020 from 7:00 pm.
The six finalists will speak on the topic, “Politicians across the world are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage whilst medical officials are at their wits end trying to gain their voice.” The six finalists will all receive a smart phone along with date from the sponsor FLOW.
In addition to the Lion Michael DeFreitas trophy challenge trophy, the winning school will receive funding of $3000 for a school project of their choice. For the fifth year FLOW will provide a two-year scholarship to the top three participants with the 1st place receiving $2000 each year, the 2nd place $1000 each year and the 3rd place $500 each year at a tertiary institution.
Due to the health protocols limited number of persons will be permitted into the Church Hall. Hence, entry will be via tickets only. Entry passes can be requested from the club members and collected at the Lions Lotto booth at Heritage Square. Each school in the finals will be granted ten passes.
The finals will be brought live on VC3 television, Nice Radio, WE FM and SVGTV.
The six finalists will appear in the following order:
- MARIKA BAPTISTE- ST.VINCENT GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL
- ARIANNA JARDINE- MOUNTAIN VIEW ADVENTIST ACADEMY
- KENALLY TEXEIRA- GEORGETOWN SECONDARY SCHOOL
- STANISLAUS GOMES- ST.VINCENT GRAMMAR SCHOOL
- JIA GLOSTER- UNION ISLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL
- CHARITY HOPE- ST.JOSEPH’S CONVENT MARRIAQUA
They will all speak for ten minutes on the main topic, five minutes on the topic of their choice and two minutes on an impromptu topic.