Four schools advance to GBTI Impromptu Speech Contest semis

Four schools have advanced to the semifinal round of the GBTI Impromptu Speech Competition set for November 14.

In a press release, the bank said that on November 6, Zeeburg Secondary and Central High defeated Marian Academy and Covent Garden Secondary respectively, to advance to round two of the competition.

In the second round matches which started on November 7, St Rose’s High School defeated St Joseph High and Queen’s College defeated Mae’s High School. Katrina Forde of St Joseph and Christopher Bellfield of QC were named best speakers.

On November 8, St Stanislaus College defeated Zeeburg Secondary while Central High beat Annandale Secondary. Zeeburg’s Analecia Lanferman and Central’s Abigail Semple were named best speakers.

GBTI said that on November 14, the four winners will compete for the two spots in the final match which, along with the Closing ceremony, will be held on November 20.

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