Sister City Speech Competition
St Peter’s College student Morgan Pearce has proved that males can really talk up a storm, taking out the 2012 Gore District Sister City Speech Competition.
The 17-year-old was the only male out of the five contestants in this year’s event, held at the Heartland Hotel, in Gore on Thursday night.
Morgan's speech was described as witty, entertaining and insightful as he took the audience on a journey with Gore’s first mayor Thomas Green.
In its seventh year, the speech competition is open to Year 11 and Year 12 students from Gore’s two secondary schools – St Peter’s College and Gore High School.
The topic this year was ‘Gore, 150 years on’.
Contestants were told to imagine they were having a dinner date with Gore’s first mayor Thomas Green and describe aspects of the town which the former mayor would have approved and disapproved of. They also had to describe elements of modern life that may have surprised or frightened Green.
Morgan’s winning speech has earned him a trip to Gore’s sister city Tamworth, to be taken in the July school holidays next year, and $500 cash.
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