New to next year’s programme is a Public Speaking Competition which will allow the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) to choose and award a student for his or her skills in public speaking. Six (6) schools will compete. One student will emerge as the top speaker and winner of the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Trophy for Excellence in Public Speaking
Glenmuir High School
William Knibb Memorial High
Denham Town High School
Haile Selassie High School
Wolmers Girls High School
York Castle High (St.Ann)
The topic for the first round of the Public Speaking Competition: “A People Detached from Its Motherland Can Prosper.” Speeches will take the typical pros and cons styling. Some students will deliver speeches in favour of that topic; while others will speak in opposition to that topic.
Immediately following the first round of competition, three (3) students will be selected to move on to the Finals. It will be held on the same date and at the same venue. Finalists will be issued an impromptu topic and given 30 minutes to prepare a speech to be delivered before the judges and the audience.
At the end of the Finals our esteemed panel of judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners respectively and the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) will award prizes to each.
The Rita Marley Foundation (JA) extends HUGE THANKS to the sponsors:
- Tradewinds Citrus (Tru-Juice)
- Tastee Jamaica
- Pepsi Cola Jamaica Ltd
- Spanish Court Hotel
Our Foundation invites the youth to attend this momentous event. Harambe!