By Jason Misner
Saturday, April 9, 2016 5:00 am ·  0 Comments
Each year, the Halton District School Board hosts public speaking competitions in Canada’s two official languages.
The Board will be hosting an English public speaking competition involving approximately 20 students in Grade 9-12 on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at White Oaks Secondary School (1330 Montclair Dr., Oakville). The public can attend this free event.
The event provides separate competitions for Junior (Grade 9-10) and senior (Grade 11-12). Students speak on any subject they choose for 5-6 minutes without a microphone and be judged on organization, effectiveness originality, grammar, delivery, voice, body language, eye contact, grammatical correctness, enthusiasm and pronunciation. The judging panel will include Associate Director of Education David Boag, Board trustees Kim Graves and Kelly Amos, and a member of the Oakville Toast Masters.
Kyle Stewart, White Oaks Secondary School teacher and co-organizer of the April 12 event, said public speaking is a skill that can benefit studentsin their education pursuits as well as in the workforce.
“This event is an opportunity for students to showcase their strengths in public speaking,” Stewart said. “We are expecting a tough competition and fantastic speeches from these exceptional students.”
Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the Junior and Senior categories.
Last week, the Board held its French public speaking competition for more than two-dozen elementary and secondary students. The winning students will represent the Board at the Canadian Parents for French Public Speaking Regionals at the Glendon campus of York University on Saturday May 14, 2016.
The winners were in the following categories:
Grade 11-12 students
Grade 9-10 students
Abdulrahman Al Bochi, Abi Sudharsham, Abigayle Burnette, Affif Bhimani, Alish Ahmed, April 12 2016, Canadian Parents for French Public Speaking Regionals, Core French, Danyall Irfan, Elementary, English Public Speaking Competition, Forest Trail Public School, French Public Speaking Competition, Glendon College, Jose Milan, Julia Mistele, Kyle Stewart, May 14 2016, Mnahil Sabrini, Nicolas Genier, Oakville Toastmasters, Rolling Meadows Public School, Sara Zia, Sunningdale Public School, Tiger Jeet Singh Public School, Urmi Sheth, Vaditha Widyalankar, W.H. Morden Public School, White Oaks Secondary School, WOSS, York University