The result is in. Sunday 15th April proved to be a tough day for competition at The Division D International Speech and Evaluations Contest. Maureen McCowen delivered a well received speech entitled “The choice is yours” with great feedback from guest speaker Eric Fitzpatrick but unfortunately was not placed. Dual member Eileen Loughman representing Naas in the Evaluation contest also performed extremely well but was also not placed. Congratulations to both for their valiant efforts on behalf of Area 28.
Contest at this level is very tight and often hard to read. Even the judges had a difficult task. What we often find that despite emerging without honours we may however receive important and constructive feedback on hope to improve. The experience of contest is valuable in the learning process and ever contestant benefits as a result.