Heroes Speech Wins Boys' School Middle School Speech Competition

June 12, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Confident in his delivery, Year 6 student, Jack Sandelin was the winner of the Elsie Moore Memorial Cup for Junior Speech for the second year in a row at this year’s Middle School Speech competition with his speech about Heroes. After the preliminary rounds amongst all students in Years 4, 5 and 6, ten boys were selected to go through to the final to make their speech in front of the boys, staff, invited parents and guest adjudicator, Mrs Kate Hawkesby.

Year 5 student, William Tisdall was the runner up with his take on the vagaries of Pocket Money.

Mrs Hawkesby had the difficult decision of marking the ten finalists taking into account speech construction, delivery and presentation, content and engagement, use of language and the overall impact. Jack and William came up trumps but the other eight are to be congratulated for a very fine effort. Jack will now go on to represent the School at the Zone competition.

Middle School Finalists

For the Elsie Moore Memorial Cup for Junior Speech 

Adjudicator: Mrs Kate Hawkesby

Masters of Ceremony: David Allan and Zachary Lerner

Finalists in speaking order:
Jack Webber - Rules
William Tisdall - Pocket Money
Akash Mudaliar - Textisms
Charles Wilkes - Change
Benjamin Routley - Things My Parents Did Not Tell Me About New Zealand
Thomas King - Failure is Good
Matthew Shearer - My Father’s Reports
George Beca - Messi or Carter
Jack Sandelin - Heroes
Isaac Mellis-Glynn - Mistakes

Musical Interludes
Kelven Zhang on piano playing ‘Swan Lake’
William King on guitar playing ‘Allegretto’
Recorder Group playing ‘Cowboy Sat on the Cactus’


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