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    PROGRESS: Nhill College student Mikayla Farmers. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Speaker Mikayla confident but not outspoken

Public speaking is a daunting task for most, but Nhill College student Mikayla Farmers revels at the challenge.

After winning a public speaking competition in the Wimmera as part of a Lion’s Club Youth of the Year program, Mikayla will now prepare to compete in a regional contest in Torquay. 

Mikayla competed against contenders from Nhill, Kaniva and Natimuk. 

She said she valued public speaking in today’s society.

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“It’s an incredibly important skill and I think these days a lot of people lack it,” she said.

“Thankfully through school and community programs there are opportunities to develop this important skill. It is needed in a lot of areas of everyday life.”

Mikayla’s winning efforts, in front of a crowd of people, included a topic of choice and two impromptu topics.

She chose to talk about ‘the importance of real friendships in the rise of social media’ and responded to the questions: ‘If you could invite two people to dinner who would it be?’ and ‘is panic buying a reflection on today’s society?’

– Dylan De Jong

The entire March 25, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire March 25, 2020 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!