Second Annual Public Speaking Competition

Theme: “Women are the foundation & driving force for success.”
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 10am-2pm

This year’s Public Speaking Competition will allow the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) to choose and award a student for his or her skills in public speaking. Ten(10) high 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.

Xaundre Mohansingh
Glenmuir High School
Jewel Hogarth
Wolmers Girls High School
Audrene Edwards
Denham Town High School
Dania McGregor
Marcus Garvey Tech. High
O’jae Akeem Adlam
Papine High
Kevaughn Mc Adam
Jamaica College
Shiyan Barnett
Wolmers Boys High School
Nastacia Linton
William Knibb Memorial
Bobby Francis
York Castle High
Additional participant from Haile Selassie High School

The topic for the first round of the Public Speaking Competition:

“Women are the foundation & driving force for success.”

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:

  • Heart Institute of the Caribbean Foundation (HIC)
  • Wisynco Group
  • Tradewinds Citrus (Tru-Juice)
  • WATA
  • Coca Cola Jamaica
  • Suzie’s Bakery
  • Tastee Jamaica
  • Spanish Court Hotel
  • Statcom
  • Viking Productions
  • Devon House Heritage Site
  • Ms. Stephanie Marley

The event will be live on Nationwide Radio 90fm and televised on Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ)

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