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Ard Scoil Student Receives Public Speaking Award

9th February 2014

Pictured above are the Regional Finalists of the Soroptimists Girls Public Speaking Competition held in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan last Sunday. Included are in front: Clodagh Dunne, Adjudicator, Barbara Harrison, National Public Speaking Convenor and Adjudicator, Nora Curtin, Adjudicator, Ciara Gildea, (Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan) winner Ciara Meehan Research Award; Carmel Keith, President Soroptimists, Dungarvan, Increase Akinyemi (Presentation Secondary School, Tralee), Regional Winner; Evangeline Ni Dhubhda, (Colaiste Ide, An Daingean), Regional Winner; Anne Higgins, Local Convenor. At Back: Evelyn Simons, (Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan);, Hannah Mathe (Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford); Jessica Keane, (Rockwell College, Cashel); Aine Ni Churtain, (Colaiste Ide, An Daingean); Melissa Calnan, (Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon); Brid Prendiville, (Presentation Secondary School, Tralee); Anna Hanuszewicz, (Christ the King Secondary School, Cork); Ailish ni Dhonnbhain, (Gael Scoil Cheitinn, Cluain Meala); Nicola Fahey, (Rockwell College, Cashel); Kayleigh Galway, (Ursuline Secondary School, Cork); Frances O’Connor, (Gael Scoil Cheitinn, Cluain Meala); Andrea Whelton, (Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Rosscarberry, Co. Cork); Mary Barron, (Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford); Gemma Meehan, Soroptimists and Gloria Helen. (Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork). (Pic: Tom Keith)

The Regional Finals of the Soroptimists Girls Public Speaking Competition were held in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan last Sunday sponsored by the Dungarvan Soroptimist Club. According to the highly experienced Adjudicating Panel, the presentations were of the highest standard and held the attention of their audience throughout the afternoon.


Ciara Gildea of Ard Scoil Wins the Ciara Meehan Award for Best Research

Ten girls from various Secondary Schools across Munster, took part and were highly complimented by the lead Adjudicator, Clodagh Beresford Dunne, herself a very successful speaker on the Inter-Varsity circuit in her student days. In her lengthy and detailed adjudication, she described the speakers as the ‘crème de la crème’ and spoke of how difficult it was to select winners from such a talented group. However, the two girls who will go forward to the National Finals to be held in The Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on 8th March next are Increase Akinyemi, Regional Winner, (Presentation Secondary School, Tralee) and Evangeline Ni Dhubhda, Regional Winner (Colaiste Ide, An Daingean). Ciara Gildea, (Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan) was the winner Ciara Meehan Award for Best Research.

President of Dungarvan Soroptimists, Carmel Keith said she was delighted at the standard of the speeches and congratulated the girls on the quality of their research and precise delivery. She also thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the event and said she was pleased to welcome the National Convenor of the National Public Speaking Competition, Barbara Harrison who also assisted in adjudication. Carmel also wished the winners every success in their forthcoming trip to Thurles.

The students who competed were:
Increase Akinyemi, Regional Winner, (Presentation Secondary School, Tralee), Evangeline Ni Dhubhda, Regional Winner (Colaiste Ide, An Daingean),; Ciara Gildea, (Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan) winner Ciara Meehan Research Award; Hannah Mathe (Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford); Jessica Keane, (Rockwell College, Cashel); Melissa Calnan, (Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon);Anna Hanuszewicz, (Christ the King Secondary School, Cork); Ailish ni Dhonnbhain, (Gael Scoil Cheitinn, Cluain Meala); Kayleigh Galway, (Ursuline Secondary School, Cork); Andrea Whelton, (Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Rosscarberry, Co. Cork);

 

 

 

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