Ro­tary hosts speak­ers com­pe­ti­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

THE RO­TARY Club of Oban held its an­nual Young Speak­ers com­pe­ti­tion on Wed­nes­day June 14 at the Royal Ho­tel.

The com­pe­ti­tion, open to pri­mary six and seven pupils, saw 15 young­sters take part rep­re­sent­ing Bar­cal­dine, Dal­mally, Dun­beg, Taynuilt, Lochnell, Rock­field and St Columba’s pri­mary schools.

The young speak­ers are judged by mem­bers of Oban Speak­ers’ Club and, in his sum­ming up, the chair­man of the judg­ing panel said the stan­dard just gets bet­ter and bet­ter with this year’s com­pe­ti­tion in over­all terms prob­a­bly the best yet.

The win­ner was Dy­lan Howe from Lochnell school, who gave an out­stand­ing per­for­mance speak­ing to the pros and cons of so­cial me­dia.

Me­gan Day from Taynuilt came in sec­ond on the sub­ject of women in NASA.

Third equal were Kirsty McC­ly­mont, rep­re­sent­ing Rock­field, and So­phie Hous­ton, also from Taynuilt, whose sub­jects were an­i­mal test­ing and the im­por­tance of bees re­spec­tively.

The win­ners re­ceived cash prizes with all par­tic­i­pants get­ting a per­son­alised Ro­tary cer­tifi­cate for tak­ing part.

The event was well-at­tended by Ro­tar­i­ans and sup­port­ers of the par­tic­i­pants with re­fresh­ments on hand, cour­tesy of the Royal Ho­tel. The evening was brought to a close by Oban Ro­tary pres­i­dent Gra­ham Fraser who thanked ev­ery­one for their con­tri­bu­tion to what turned out to be an en­joy­able and re­ward­ing event.

Win­ner Dy­lan Howe with, to his left, So­phie Hous­ton and, right, Me­gan Day and Kirsty McC­ly­mont, be­hind, along with Oban Ro­tary’s or­gan­is­ing team.

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