2022 preliminaries of the FLOW/Lions Club South Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition to begin next week

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Secondary Schools across the country are this week finalizing their presentations for participation in the 2022 preliminaries of the FLOW/Lions Club South Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition.

The Zonal Preliminaries are scheduled for next week – Tuesday October 4th – Friday October 7th, at Frenches House.

The Public Speaking Competition which began in 1996, is part of the Club’s youth outreach programme and aims to foster healthy public debate among the nation’s youth. It also affords them an opportunity to improve and enhance their oratory skills in a keenly contested environment.

According to Chairman of the Public Speaking Committee, Lion Junior Bacchus, PMJF “This competition has over the years helped to boost the confidence, communication and leadership skills of students”

Students in Zone 1 will meet on Tuesday October 4th to debate the topic – Thetime to accelerate the use of renewable energy sources is  expiring. Yet, as a people, we are non-responsive.”

On Wednesday October 5th students in Zone 2 will debate the topic – “The independent role of civil society is fundamental to any functioning democracy. It is alarming the extent to which civil society institutions are dwindling in the region.”

Russia’s imperial ambition, manifested in the Ukraine war, with all its ramifications, justifies the claim that the Kremlin is the source of all evil.” – is the topic to be debated by students in Zone 3 on Thursday October 6th.

The Zonal preliminaries will conclude on Friday October 7

when students in Zone 4 will debate the topic – “Marine and air transportation are critical to the development of our region. The current state of play is a clear indication that we are behind the 8 ball as far as our development priorities are concerned.”

The Zonal preliminaries will begin at 1:00 pm daily and the top six public speakers will be selected to go on to represent their schools in the final of the Competition, slated for Tuesday 25th October at the Methodist Church Hall Kingstown.

Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
St. Vincent Girls High School
Campden Park Secondary School
St. Joseph’s Convent, Marriaqua
St. Martin’s Secondary School
Bishops College, Kingstown
St. Vincent Grammar School
Mountain View Adventist Academy
Central Leeward Secondary School
St. Joseph’s Convent, Kingstown
Bequia Community High School
George Stephens Sr. Secondary School
Buccament Secondary School
Dr. J. P Eustace Memorial Secondary
Bequia Seventh Day


Georgetown Secondary School

Troumaca Ontario

Secondary School

St. Clair Deacon Secondary
West St. George Secondary School
Sandy Bay Secondary School
Thomas Saunders Secondary School
Union Island

Secondary School

Intermediate High School
Adelphi Secondary School
Petit Bordel Secondary School
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North Union Secondary
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Contact Information: Lion Junior Bacchus PMJF – Chairman Public Speaking Committee 784-528-6886