Amity Gilmour had a captivated audience at the semi finals of the District 9650 public speaking finals at Walcha on February 17.
Amity’s speech on those who are persecuted for their religion was a stand out presentation at the event hosted by the Rotary Club of Walcha at Walcha Central School.
Amity was one of eight students from 59 clubs who reached this stage of the competition.
District 9650 covers an area from Woolgoolga in the north, through to Armidale, out as far as Lightning Ridge in the west and down to Taree in the south.
Amity is one of four students chosen to go to the finals which will be held in Armidale at the District 9650 Conference on March 8-11.
The winner will be winging their way to New Zealand as the winner of Rotary’s Public Speaking Competition.
Youth director, Julie Constable, of Rotary Club of Port Macquarie West said Amity’s five minute speech was executed with great professionalism.
“She had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats,” Julie said.
“I feel Amity will have a great chance at winning at Conference but if not, the experience of being a finalist will be a great achievement.”