Talking sense

Feb. 21, 2019 | Four of our students spoke from their hearts at Bishop's University yesterday evening.
Attended by judges, community members, and a few Bishop's University students, the first round of the Rotary Club Speaking Competition was held last night in Lennoxville. Supported by Mrs. Carey, four of our students presented at the event, speaking on a variety of subjects related to the Club's motto of "Service Above Self." Aidan spoke first, encouraging listeners to emulate the courageous leadership of Nelson Mandela. Alfonso followed, discussing how we can stop the cycle of negative news, drawing on his experience since founding the Student News Club at BCS. Ana Claudia challenged our perceptions of what it means to be a "good person," and Cala finished off the evening by driving home a message about the power of serving others. After some deliberation and recounting of the scores, Cala was announced as the winner with Aidan as the runner-up. Both students will continue to the second round of the speaking competition in the coming months.

A big congratulations to the four speakers on their bold presence and powerful messages!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.