27 September 2023 Apia Samoa. BSP Samoa continues to commit to the development of youth through supporting this year’s Zone B Secondary Schools Year 12 Impromptu Speech Competition.
BSP Samoa stepped up with a sponsorship of $2,000 in cash and $500 worth of merchandise.
Year 12 students from nine high schools competed last Thursday 21st of September 2023, at St. Mary’s College halls.
Students were tasked to select a question and then craft and deliver a compelling speech on their chosen topic in 5 minutes.
“The annual contest provides students with an opportunity to develop oratory skills and express insights on various topics.
The platform supports students to appreciate the art of oratory encourages them to continue pursuing their passion for public speaking and critical thinking.
This year’s competition was nothing short of outstanding, with young talents emerging as the future voices of change.
It was a close but fair contest with St Marys College walking away as the 2023 champions.
Tammy Maualaivao of St. Mary’s College, captivated the audience with her thought-provoking speech titled, “My biggest concern for the future: Artificial Intelligence.
The runner up was Charlotte Mah Yuen of Robert Louis Stevenson College, whose speech on the topic, “There is no such thing as Gender Equality in reality,” resonated deeply with the audience.
Leupule Puleiata of Faleata College clinched the third spot with her insightful speech challenging the popularity of junk food titled, “Junk food popularity is misleading.”
“BSP remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering the next generation through such initiatives in developing young minds,” said Samoa Country Manager, Tunumafono Jennifer Fruean.
“The competition was a testament to the dedication and creativity of the region’s youth.”
“Congratulations to all the individual students who represented their schools for the 2023 Impromptu English Competition.”