MEDIA RELEASE – 30 Oct 2013

Mullaway’s Jessie Gentle won through to the semi-finals of the Rotary Public Speaking Competition. In a tight contest at Dorrigo, judges were unable to separate Jessie from her Dorrigo opponent Catherine Burley, so a further impromptu round was added, in which the Woolgoolga High School student prevailed.

Three Woolgoolga Rotarians were there for support, including President Karen Sedgwick, who wished Jessie well for the semi-finals at Walcha in February.  The winner of the final will receive a trip to New Zealand, where they will be hosted by Rotarians.  Rotary District 9650 is grateful to Travel 195 for their sponsorship of this competition.