Northern Ireland final of the Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition
On Saturday, Tavisha Sood represented Strathearn at the Northern Ireland final of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland’s Public Speaking competition. She spoke articulately on her chosen topic of human rights, and was praised by the judges for her solid research skills and well –structured talk. Tavisha was given five minutes to prepare an extempore speech and spoke with confidence and poise about ‘challenge’. She received a certificate and a goody bag in recognition of her achievement in reaching the final. Judges, entrepreneur Tina McKenzie, broadcaster Anita Robinson and chair of the Irish branch of SIGBI Maria Finnegan, had an incredibly tough job selecting the winners, and although Tavisha was not placed, the experience was well worthwhile. Thanks to the organisers of the competition, whose hard work gave more than 170 pupils across Northern Ireland to hone their public speaking skills.