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Nhill College speakers Zara Clark and Mikayla Farmers rise to challenge

SPEAKING AWARDS: From left, Milla Searle, Ouyen P-12 College, was runner-up to Mikayla Farmers and Zara Clark, Nhill College, in the 2018 Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award at Legacy House, Horsham. Chief judge June Liddy presents the trio with a certificate. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SPEAKING AWARDS: From left, Milla Searle, Ouyen P-12 College, was runner-up to Mikayla Farmers and Zara Clark, Nhill College, in the 2018 Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award at Legacy House, Horsham. Chief judge June Liddy presents the trio with a certificate. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Nhill College students Zara Clark and Mikayla Farmers tied for first place in Wimmera Legacy’s annual junior public speaking award.
Fourteen students from across the Wimmera-Mallee contested the award, designed to enhance oral communication and public speaking skills.
Entrants were tasked with presenting a prepared speech of their own choosing, and an impromptu speech on the set topic: What do young people in rural communities need?
Wimmera Legacy chief executive Angela Munn said the students, aged 12 to 14 years, were no doubt operating well outside of their comfort zone.
“However, this was not obvious during their presentations,” she said.
“They all did a terrific job. The judges certainly had their work cut out for them and the technicalities must have played a major part in the decision to award prizes.”
Ms Munn said there were three winners on the day.
The two first-placed entrants, Zara, who spoke on the importance of role models, and Mikayla, Do I really have 350 friends? How is social media misleading us?, now have the opportunity to progress to Victorian preliminary finals.
Milla Searle, from Ouyen P-12 College, was awarded second place. Her chosen topic was: Bystander – The new bully.
Ms Munn said enhancing public speaking skills had been a Legacy endeavour for the past 31 years.
“The event also seeks to help young people appreciate the ideals of Legacy: voluntary service, care and comradeship and the need for remembrance,” she said.
Ms Munn said prizes for the competition were once again donated by Latus Jewellers in Horsham.

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