Speak­ing of tal­ent...

Campaspe News - - FRONT PAGE - By KIM­BER­LEY PRICE Pic­tures: Luke He­mer

ROCHESTER Sec­ondary Col­lege held its TECA (Through Ef­fort Comes Achieve­ment) pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day.

THE TOP three stu­dents from Year 7 and Year 8 and Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege bravely stood in front of their peers to de­liver their speeches based on the school motto ‘Through Ef­fort Comes Achieve­ment’ (TECA).

The TECA com­pe­ti­tion is proudly sup­ported by the par­ents com­mit­tee and al­lows stu­dents to speak about peo­ple they know per­son­ally or know of.

The six stu­dents pre­sented speeches on a whole range of peo­ple from Michael Jor­dan, Frida Kahlo and Al­bert Ein­stein to their grand­par­ents, broth­ers and sis­ters.

All stu­dents spoke tremen­dously well and spoke to a room full of their class­mates and to the panel of judges con­sist­ing of the as­sis­tant school prin­ci­pal Bar­bara McCarty, Year 12 English teacher Michelle Pud­ney and Cam­paspe Mayor Adrian We­ston.

The Year 7 win­ner was Alex In­gram who talked about a wide range of world renowned lead­ers be­fore talk­ing about the achieve­ments of her brother.

Ri­ley Gor­don took out the Year 8 com­pe­ti­tion with his speech about his adored nanna.

The TECA com­pe­ti­tion is held ev­ery year and en­cour­ages stu­dents to get in­volved in the pub­lic speak­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in the school.

Jake Rorke, Ri­ley Gor­don, Fiona Di­pa­supil, Alex In­gram, Aylee Treacy and Sum­mer Pain.

Win­ners Ri­ley Gor­don and Alex In­gram.

Aylee Treacy speaks.

Fiona Di­pa­supil ad­dresses the au­di­ence.

Judge Adrian We­ston lis­tens at­ten­tively.

Sum­mer Pain makes her points.

Jake Rorke states his case.

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