Once again, our eager students have stepped up
to participate in this year’s annual Rostrum Voice of Youth speaking
competition. Thirteen juniors along with
ten seniors have willingly given up several afternoons to attend after school
workshops, honing their powers of persuasion.
All nominees deserve to be commended for their
dedication and enthusiasm. I have no
doubt that they will do our school proud, as this year ensures an entertaining
night, full of provocative and thoughtfully crafted speeches to engage and
leave you wanting to hear more.
Freeman Stan Simpson, kindly gave up his
valuable time to come and speak to our Ayr High nominees. He not only explained how Rostrum originated,
but also provided them with hints and tips on speech construction and delivery. This visit was very well received by each and
every student and we sincerely thank him for his continued support.
Our Ayr High nominees for the 2019 Rostrum
Voice of Youth Competition are:
Year 7: Noah, Zahn Cursio, Lucas Donovan, Layla
Kelly, Ashayla Morello,
Harry Reddell, Ashka Thorne
Year 8: Sean Cowper, Maria-Lee Jeffery, Eddie
Jones, Chelsea Scalia
Madisyn Grant, Isabella Bostock
Year 10: Brooklyn Ivory, Lauren
Year 11: Emma Donovan, Sarah McDonnell, Elias
Year 12: Jake Abraham, Taelene
Anderson, Ben Bozzetto, Brendan Kolb, Keagan Flynn
As in previous years, due to the large number
of students participating, we will be holding two heats at Ayr State High School. These will occur on the evening of Monday
20 May and Tuesday 21 May, in the school auditorium, commencing at 6.00
pm each evening. Both Juniors and
Seniors will be speaking on each night, with the overall winners (two Junior
and two Senior students) being announced at the end of Tuesday evening’s heat.
Everyone is welcome to attend the heats and a
light supper will be provided on both nights.
From here, these four students will then represent our school and
compete against other local schools in the Burdekin Regional Final, which will
be held at Burdekin Catholic High School on Friday 24 May, commencing at
6.00 pm. The Townsville Zone Final is the following day, Saturday 25
May, and will be held at Ignatius Park College, at 9.00 am. A very tight turnaround indeed!
Good luck to all our
competitors. We are looking forward to
entertaining speeches on both nights.