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2017/18 Public Speaking Competition

The Northern Ireland Final of the 36th Public Speaking Competition is to be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018 in Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough, County Down BT26 6AR at 12 noon. Click on the link to view full details of the competition: Public Speaking Information 2017-2018

On Monday 13 November President Rosemary welcomed everyone to the annual local heat of the Soroptimist International Public Speaking competition. She welcomed the judges – Norma Menabney, Jacqui McLaughlin and Esther Weir who is a club member, and gave a brief background on each of them. 19 competitors, from Armagh, Banbridge, Lurgan and Portadown, took part which is a record number for the club and they covered many of the topics available.

Our winners were:
1st – Amy McGleenan, St Catherine’s Armagh – Ill health begins in the mind
2nd – Lily McClatchey, Portadown College – Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
3rd – Emily Monroe, Portadown College – Immigration – how open should our doors be?