Chippewa grad voices her thoughts on the futureFriday, February 22, 2013 by: Kate AdamsAshley Carr, a Seneca College student and 2005 Chippewa Secondary School grad, voices her emotions about the future during a practice speech. Students are preparing for the VOICES 2013 inter-college speech competition coming up March 28 at The Great Hall in downtown Toronto. Photo and story provided by Seneca College.
VOICES competitors will be preparing speeches that discuss their thoughts, ideas and emotions towards the future that awaits them.
Organized by students and for students, VOICES 2013 Speech Competition is a Toronto intercollegiate public speaking competition that will include participants from Centennial, George Brown and Seneca College. The competition is not only a platform for the new generation of college students to voice their concerns and hopes for the future, but an opportunity for them to get public speaking experience in a public setting. The event is set to take place on March 28, 2013 at The Great Hall, located at 1087 Queen St. West.
"This year, VOICES is focusing on working collectively with all the participating colleges through an interactive website, along with a social media campaign that encourages students to share their experiences with public speaking and their thoughts and emotions towards the future," says Anne Stevenson, the chair of the competition.
"As the next generation of college students prepare to enter the workforce, there is no better time than now for them to use their voice," says VOICES project manager Emily Getz. A representative from VOICES is available to meet you for interviews to discuss the competition and the importance of public speaking.