A late replacement in the Concord senior public speaking team was praised by the competition judges for the key role she played. Onyinye Enwereji only had two weeks to practice as a member of the Concord College team in the regional final of the Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking Competition.
Onyinye was the expresser of thanks in the Concord team which won its way through to the national final which will take place at the end of March. The winning team also comprised Lucy Hampton who won the Best Speaker trophy, and Madeleine Lempert, who was chairperson.
Said English teacher Sasha Lake, who mentored the team: “Onyinye received good feedback from the judges for the way she delivered the expression of thanks.
“The judges said she had a very warm personality which shone through. They also said she picked out very astute points from the speech.”
Team speaker Lucy chose ‘The joy of stats’ and highlighted ‘why we need them and why we should not condemn the misuse of statistics.’
She also had to work with two members of another team on the subject of stats.
Concord were one of four teams in the BPW public speaking regional final, held by the BPW in conjunction with the English Speaking Board, and it will be a similar number in the final, in Shropshire, on March 25.