27 April 2017 Cheiban Elaro   | News | Extra-Curricular  
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The Annual All Boys John Symond Public Speaking Competition was held in the school hall on Thursday 16 March, 2017. Twenty-five students from Years 7-11 each delivered a 4 minute speech on topics such as A Path worth Taking, The Best things in Life are Free, Technology has gone too far, The Silent Killer, The Point of No Return and Put Another Log in the Fire.

The students competed in 2 sections – a junior section and a senior section. The competition was lively with some exemplary performances throughout the day. The chair was Tobias Buckley and the timekeeper was Rukshil Darshan. Ms Sahay was the adjudicator.

The winners in the junior section were Timothy Choong (first), Samuel Livingston (runner up), Alve Rayan (second runner up). And Elias Mansfield was recognized with the highly commended award. In the Senior Section, the winner was Tobias Buckley, whilst the first runner up was Charles Mclean and Fawad Faheem was the second runner up. Niranjan Reghunath was highly commended for his effort.

Two winners from each division will participate in forthcoming external competition. The winners of the junior division will take part in the Legacy competition and the seniors will represent our school in the Plain English Speaking competition. Our school has done quite well in both competitions in previous years and we wish our boys success this year as well.

A huge thank you to Ms Sahay, Public Speaking Coordinator, for her tireless work in organizing the whole competition. And HBHS is forever grateful to Old Boy, John Symond for his continuous support of this wonderful opportunity where both inexperienced speakers have an opportunity to display their talents.