State finals, here we come

ALL SMILES: Caitlin Grieve at the semi-finals. PICTURE: Ballarat Grammar

ALL SMILES: Caitlin Grieve at the semi-finals. PICTURE: Ballarat Grammar

Ballarat Grammar student Caitlin Grieve has worked her way to the state finals of the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA), at Treasury Theatre in Melbourne. 

Caitlin is one of six Victorian students to make it through to the public speaking competition final. She has made it from 180 competitors across the state, aged 15-18 years. 

She will speak on the topic of ‘farming for the future’, as well as giving an impromptu, shorter speech on an unprepared topic.

If successful, Caitlin will go on to compete in the national final up in Darwin this August.

She follows the legacy of former Ballarat Grammar student Matthew Hall, who won the national competition in 2015.

State finals are on July 25.

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