TUESDAY, May 25, saw Primary and Secondary students from schools in Forbes, Parkes, Trundle, Caragabal, Condobolin, and Lake Cargelligo compete in the Country Women's Association (CWA) Oxley Group public speaking competition.
Competition organiser for the CWA Oxley Group, Mrs Roz Edwards, commented that students were all very impressive.
"The judges were very impressed with the standard of speakers," she said.
"The ideas and perspectives presented over the range of topics was amazing and very creative".
The winners and those highly commended from each section will meet in Trundle to compete in the CWA Western Region inter group competition. Successful students in the CWA Oxley Group competition will compete against students from other groups on June 22.
Thank you to all the CWA volunteers, officials and judges, Forbes Uniting Church for use of the venue and Mr Trevor Drury in helping to set up.
Winner: Peter Elias (St Joseph's Condobolin) 'I must eat my vegetables'
Highly commended: Samara Wood (Parkes East) 'Do we need trees?'
Highly commended: Sophia Byrne (St Laurence's, Forbes) 'I must eat my vegetables'
Highly commended: Rhys Hutchins (Parkes Public) 'I must eat my vegetables'
Reserves: Belle Bardawil (St Francis Xavier, Lake Cargelligo) 'If I were a bee'
Grace Mayo (Parkes Christian School) 'I must eat my vegetables'
Winner: Layla Kupkee (Holy Family, Parkes) 'Hello'
Highly commended: Meg Skinner (Middleton) 'Growing your own'
Highly commended: Alicia Rivett (Parkes East) 'Growing your own'
Highly commended: Alexis Herden (Parkes Christian School) 'Hello'
Reserves: Arabella McCutcheon (Parkes Christian School) 'Growing your own'
Adrian Day (Holy Family, Parkes) 'The day the teacher overslept'
Winner: Mikaela Harris (Red Bend Catholic College) 'Disasters'
Highly commended: Lara Smith (Red Bend Catholic College) 'Green Technology'
Highly commended: Chloe Pryor (Red Bend Catholic College) 'My land, my life'
Highly commended: Daisy McMahon (Red Bend Catholic College) 'Disasters'
Reserves - Thomas Ball (Parkes High) 'Disasters'
Charlie Pearce (Red Bend Catholic College) 'Green Technology'
Winner: Grace Taylor (Red Bend Catholic College) 'The wheels have come off'
Highly commended: Hannah Dun (Parkes High) 'Need for a second language'
Highly commended: Heidi Parkin (Parkes High) 'An opportunity missed'
Highly commended: Elizabeth Drewes (Red Bend Catholic College) 'An opportunity missed'
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