Public Speaking Competition

On the evening of Wednesday 10th February Ballyclare Secondary School pupils, Nicole Reid and Kathryn Wilson, both Upper Sixth, participated in the prestigious ‘Edgar Graham Memorial Public Speaking Competition’ – run annually by the ‘Ulster Unionist Women’s Council’ to commemorate the life of former Ulster Unionist party member and lawyer Edgar Graham.  The event was held in the Senate Chamber of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, courtesy of host Mrs Jo-Anne Dobson MLA, with prizes distributed by Ms Lynda Bryans, wife of Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt.

A wealth of top grammar schools where represented at the event – including Methodist College Belfast and Coleraine Grammar School.  We are delighted that Nicole was placed 2nd for her speech entitled, ‘Social Media:  Friend or Foe?’ and Kathryn won, ‘Most Promising Speaker’ for her speech entitled, ‘Gender quotas in politics:  Right or wrong?’

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