All of the girls who took part in the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club pubilc speaking competition in Hillsborough Village Centre

Girls find their voice with Soroptimist’s

Recently female students from schools across the Lisburn area came together at Hillsborough Village Centre to take part in the prestigious annual public speaking competition organised by the Lisburn and District Soroptimist’s Club.

The girls had six subject areas they could choose to speak on, tackling difficult issues such as domestic violence, sweatshops and challenges faced by women in the modern workplace. The judges agreed that all of the girls put on great performances and, after much debate, Anna Woodside from Wallace High School was crowned the winner, with Anna Sonebi in second, and Anna Wilson and Kayla Grimley in joint third. Lauren Allsop also received a Highly Commended certificate.

First place winner Anna Woodside received her award from the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
First place winner Anna Woodside received her award from the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
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Lauren Allsop from Fort Hill Integrated College was congratulated on her Highly Commended award by the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
Lauren Allsop from Fort Hill Integrated College was congratulated on her Highly Commended award by the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
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Anna Sonebi from Rathmore Grammar School came second in the public speaking competition. She was congratulated by the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
Anna Sonebi from Rathmore Grammar School came second in the public speaking competition. She was congratulated by the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
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Anna Wilson from Rathmore Grammar School was the joint third winner at the prestigious public speaking competition. She was congratulated by the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
Anna Wilson from Rathmore Grammar School was the joint third winner at the prestigious public speaking competition. She was congratulated by the President of the Lisburn and District Soroptimist's Club Mima Childs
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