(ZIZ News) — Rol-J Williams of the Gingerland Secondary School has been named winner of the 6th annual Imelda Wilkin NAAP Effective Speaking Competition.
First runner-up was Oxsanna Parris of the Washington Archibald High School.
The contest took place Wednesday at the Old Girls School on Victoria Road. It is an annual competition organised by the National Association of Administrative Professionals.
According to NAAP President, Dawn Mills, the goal is to promote public speaking and how it can benefit a young person’s life.
“Public speaking is one of those skills you need in life. To get a job, to keep a job, to get a loan, to keep a loan, to promote yourself and public speaking is one of those skills, that, to be successful in life you need to develop it and hone those skills. And so we’ve introduced it for the high schools, to start them early and this is our sixth edition,” Mills explained.
The students debated the topic “The Legalization of Marijuana Would Prove to Be More Beneficial Economically and Otherwise than Harmful to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis”.