Aldridge State High School student Ainsley Shppard competed in the finals of the United Nations Voice public speaking competition taking out the State Championship.
Aldridge State High School student Ainsley Shppard competed in the finals of the United Nations Voice public speaking competition taking out the State Championship. Contributed

Aldridge student wins public speaking State Championships

ALDRIDGE State High School student Ainsley Shppard competed in the finals of the United Nations Voice public speaking competition taking out the State Championship. 

Her proud mother Sue Sheppard shares Ainsley's accomplishments.

On Saturday afternoon our daughter, Ainsley Sheppard, competed in the finals of the United Nations Voice public speaking competition at Parliament House Brisbane and won the State Championship.

Over the previous two weeks she competed and won the preliminary round and then the semi-finals and Saturday the State Finals.

The United Nations competition required competitors to create an innovative solution to a global problem and present it in a five minute speech.

The National finals for this competition will be held in Canberra during the Easter Holidays 2016.

Ainsley is a year 10 student at Aldridge State High School and we think this is an amazing achievement.

She also recently won the Fraser Coast Youth Achievement award for public speaking.

Over the past year she has won the the Wide Bay round, Regional Queensland final and participated in the South Queesland final for the Rostrum Voice Of Youth Public Speaking competition as well as being a grand finalist in a local schools debating competition.



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