High school students to vie in public speaking contest

Participants from the Basseterre High School, Cayon High School, Saddlers Secondary School, and Verchilds High School will be given the opportunity to exhibit their ability to prepare and present a factual speech in a well thought out, logical manner. Participants are required to deliver a prepared speech on a topic selected by a team comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Education and the St Kitts Basseterre Lions Club.

The event is organized by the St Kitts Basseterre Lions Club and fully sponsored by LIME St Kitts and Nevis. Prizes up for grabs include, the coveted Lion Constantine Richardson’s Secondary Schools Public Speaking Award, Best Impromptu Speech and Best Prepared Speech. The coaches of the schools placing 1st to 3rd will also receive a prize for their invaluable support to the students.

The 1st Place trophy to be held at the winning school will be named after the late Lion Constantine Richardson. Lion Constantine Richardson was a Chartered (founding) member and served the St Kitts Basseterre Lions Club for a number of years and was also a past president of the club. 

Lion Constantine was a stalwart contributor to education in the Federation having served at various institutions across the Federation as a teacher and leader.

A few of Lion Constantine Richardson’s major positions included Principal of the Cayon High School and Basseterre Junior High School and prior to his passing, Resident Tutor of the UWI Open Campus, St Kitts and Nevis.

Lions International has approximately 45,500 clubs in over 205 countries with more than 1.37 million members which aim to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. The St Kitts Lions Club continues to embody the spirit of Lionism and invites interested potential members to any of our meetings at 7:30 pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the UWI Open Campus.

The event will be broadcast on ZIZ television on 3rd March 2014 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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