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Six finalists have been selected in the Lions Club South Flow Public Speaking Competition scheduled for Oct. 24.

The announcement was made on Tuesday during a meeting with officials of the Lions Club South and representatives of the six respective schools in Kingstown.

President of the Lions Club South, Junior Bacchus said the students are Laron Jones, of the St. Vincent Grammar School, Fitzria Morgan, of the Bishop’s College Kingstown, Kayde Nero, representing the Georgetown Secondary School, Kenisha Castello, of the St. Joseph’s Convent Mesoptamia, Desra Da Silva, of the J.P. Eustace Memorial Secondary School and Eric Freeman, of the George Stephens Secondary School.

The finalists will discuss the topic “The politics of decriminalising marijuana far outweigh the medicinal and economic benefits. Yet, the silence of our church leaders”.

Bacchus urge the finalists to prepare thoroughly, saying it is critical that speakers should utilise the minutes allotted to them for the prepared speech category.

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He further cautioned that they should properly review the scoring guidelines as it proves to be significant in student’s performance on the night of competition.