Congratulations to Year 11 student Georgia Medder who won 2nd place at the English Speaking Union’s (QLD Branch) Public Speaking Competition on Tuesday the 14th May (Senior Section). The English Speaking Union is an International charitable organisation whose primary aim is to promote international understanding and human achievement through English. Its activities are cultural and educational, and include opportunities for Youth Exchanges, International Speaking Competitions and scholarships. The ESU is a prestigious international organisation with the patron of the ESU being Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Georgia was the clear winner of the prepared section of the competition and also performed extremely well in the impromptu section, where students had only 5 minutes to prepare a 3 minute speech on an unseen topic. Georgia received a cheque and trophy for her efforts and should be commended for her skill and dedication.