On Thursday 8 September, Aberly was one of four finalists to present speeches to a crowd of Rotarians at the UWA Club.
What do a transition to a sustainable economy, the value of diverse thinking and the just incarceration of sex offenders have in common? They were the speech topics that three Year 10 students were working on for the annual Rotary 4 Way Speech Competition.
The 4-way test was developed by Rotarian Herbert Taylor to guide decisions: Is it the truth? Is it fair? Is it beneficial to all concerned? Does it build goodwill and better friendships? All speeches for the competition must use the test to assess an issue of the contestant’s choosing.
Georgia Povey, Akira Hunter and Aberly Arianto presented their speeches to the local Kenwick Rotary Club in July competing against two students from Gilmore College. From there, Akira and Aberly proceeded to the district final where Aberly came runner up, taking him through to the State Finals.
On Thursday 8 September, Aberly was one of four finalists to present speeches to a crowd of Rotarian at the UWA Club. He presented his speech on the economic transition mechanism to a sustainable economy with great aplomb among speeches by students from Rossmoyne, Mercedes and Perth Modern Secondary schools. Congratulations Aberly!