Tavistock College Students become District Champions
By VAllen2012 | Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 09:47
On Saturday March 2nd the Rotary Youth Speaks District Final was held at Bodmin College. Tavistock College had three teams who had won through the two prior rounds to compete at the final.
Rotary Youth Speaks District Final
They achieved huge success taking both first and second place in the senior competition.
The Senior Champions were Freya Chambers (chairperson) Jed Coiley (proposer of vote of thanks) and Joe Way (main speaker) who delivered an engaging and informative presentation on "Genetic medicine." Judges considered them "outstanding" and "exceptional" and commented on their ability to speak with such confidence. The audiences greatly enjoyed their speeches and hung on their every word.
Second place in the Senior competition also went to Tavistock College, with a novice team drawn from year 10. (The senior category covers years 10 to 13. This was a wonderful result for them in their first year.
Lilly Hillson (chair), Jasmine Rice (proposer of Vote of thanks) and Emily Baker-Thurston (main speaker) gave a very entertaining and comical speech about whether technology and text language is eroding the English language.
Individual Awards were given for Best Speaker, Best Chairperson and Best Proposer and they were all won by the Senior team. Freya, Jed and Joe. It is very rare for all individual awards to go to one team and clearly shows the standard of their delivery and the regard in which they were held by the Judges.
Tavistock College also took second place in the intermediate category. Elysia (as chairperson), Emma Sampson (proposer of vote of thanks) and Molly Bolding (main speaker) delivered a presentation on whether or not we will become a cashless society, " From cows to cheques to credit cards." The judges commented on the wealth of information included.
Emma Sampson was delighted to win the individual award on Best proposer of the Best Vote of thanks.
The Senior Champions now proceed to the Regional Final, one step away from the National Final!
The Regional Final will be in the Drama Theatre, at College of St Mark and St John on March 23rd.