Double win for Presentation girls at Soroptimist competition

By AMY LEWIS

Published 08/12/2015 | 00:00

Back; Aideen Lawlor, Pauline Byrne, Rev Nicola Halford and Mary Kerr. Front ; Bláithín He-Adley, Alma Hynes, president, and Georgia Mai Murphy.
Back; Aideen Lawlor, Pauline Byrne, Rev Nicola Halford and Mary Kerr. Front ; Bláithín He-Adley, Alma Hynes, president, and Georgia Mai Murphy.

Georgia-mai Murphy and Blaithín He-Adley proved they had a way with words when they were declared winners of the Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition in the Riverbank House Hotel.

The two girls were flying the flag for Presentation Secondary School in the local heat, which saw 24 girls representing different secondary schools participate. Though a wide range of interesting topics were covered by the entrants, it was Georgia's speech on 'Empowering Women' and Blaithín's on 'Human Rights' that emerged as outright winners. Adjudicators Pauline Byrne, Rev Nicola Halford and Eadaoin Lawlor announced the news to the girls, who were delighted to see their hard work pay off.

The two girls now have their sights set on the regional final which, if they are successful, will lead them to a national competition at the Mansion House next March.

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