The Aloysius Joseph Form 6 Public Speaking Competition
The Aloysius Joseph Form 6 Public Speaking Competition was held on Thursday 9th
March, 2023 in the College Hall. Six finalists were selected. The competition was
highly competitive. There were two segments: the prepared and the unprepared.
For the prepared segment, students had to prepare a 3-5 minutes speech on the
following topic: “Do you believe that the Office of the President in Trinidad and
Tobago is irrelevant?” The unprepared segment was more challenging but the students
were able to deliver excellent speeches on topics which they only had a short time to
prepare on stage.
Some of the unprepared topics were; the Scrap Iron Industry, the Justice System in
Trinidad and Tobago and Regional Food Security. Our distinguished panel of judges
included: Mr. Ian Benjamin, Mr. Felix Edinborough, Dr. Dominic Kalipersad and Sr.
The results of the competition were as follows:
1st Kyle Valley
2nd Will Williams
3rd Dallas De Gourville
4th Nevan De Coteau
5th Benjamin Basanta
6th Nicholas O’Young
Success of the competition is dependent on several factors. High among the lists is
sponsorship. Several prominent businesses provided sponsorship and for this we are
eternally grateful. Recognition was given to Christian Mendez (Upper 6) for his
contribution to the competition from 2017 to 2023. To all other persons who
contributed towards this venture a heartfelt thank you!