Winning words dominate speech competition

WINNERS: Grace Luxon, Anna Bruce, Amelia Adriaens, Ella Stephens, with teacher Lynn Williams.

Students have found their voice at the 2017 Christchurch Speech and Drama Competitions.

Rangi Ruru’s Anna Bruce was top in the English Speaking Union Canterbury Scholarship, which saw her take home a trophy and $100. Georgia Dunn, another Rangi student, followed her into second place.

The pair have been nominated to take part in the Young Performer of the Year Award in Palmerston North in October.

But Rangi’s success does not stop there. Grace Luxon won the 14 to 16-year-old prepared poetry section and was second for her dramatic extract.

Amelia Adriaens and Ella Stephens was first in the under-16 duologue section and received the highest marks in their age group during the competitions.

Cindy Xiong was first in the 12 to 14-year-old light verse section, second for her dramatic extract, second in prepared prose reading and third for the own selection poem.

Lauren Yao was third in the 12 to 14-year-old prepared poetry reading class and finally Daisy Auker-Woor was second in the 14 to 16-year-old own selection poetry class.

Ella Stephens and Amelia Adriaens also won an award for the most entertaining item in the speech and drama competitions.