Gabriel Ross Wins Remuera Lions Club Junior Speechmakers Competition

September 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Congratulations to Year 7 Boys’ School student, Gabriel Ross who has continued his winning ways with his speech ‘Imagination.’

After placing first in the Senior Speech competition earlier in the year at school, Gabriel went on to be placed 2nd in the Remuera Zone prepared speech competition and followed that up with a win last night at the annual Remuera Lions Club competition; an event that attracts entries from all the local schools.

Gabriel’s speech opened with ‘Imagine a lump of coal. Who saw a dirty stone and who saw energy? Imagination is seeing the same thing as other people but seeing them in ways no one else would.’ Albert Einstein said, ’Imagination is more important than knowledge for knowledge is limited.’

Gabriel continued on, taking his audience on an energetic ride that was both funny, as he explored the limits of our imaginations, and thought-provoking as he referred to the words of John Lennon’s immortal song, ‘Imagine – You may say that I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one, I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will live as one.’

Well done Gabriel!

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