On Thursday 7th May 2015, Soroptomist Northern Ireland president, Mrs Karen Elliott spoke in senior assembly on the work of Soroptimist International and presented Nicole Reid with her award for achieving 3rd place in their Northern Ireland Public Speaking Final.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Their network of around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. Mrs Elliott detailed that whilst at a United Nations convention in New York, the worldwide president of Soroptomist International quoted Nicole’s speech from the final on several occasions. Additionally, Mrs Elliott also congratulated all of the Ballyclare Secondary School Public Speaking team which consisted of, Adrianna Coulter, Alex Hill, Kathryn Wilson and Nicole Reid for the high standard at which they all performed their speeches.