Toastmasters International Graduation 2018

The annual Toastmasters International Graduation Dinner for Grade 11 boys was held on 27 September 2018 on in the Mike Turrel Pavilion.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, but they must also communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmaster’s journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through a community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

The following boys were awarded accolades in the respective categories:

Best Evaluators:
Caile Naicker
Ruan Olivier
Tristan Joubert
Preston Rorich

Best Impromptu Speeches:
Caile Naicker
Tristan Joubert
Samuel Bowley
Maglon Vilela

Best Prepared Speeches:
Payton Bassier
Benjamin Archery
Colby Marais
Michael Edwards

Congratulations to the following boys who will be representing Glenwood at the regional meeting where they will be competing in the individual categories they excelled at over the course of this 8-week programme.
Caile Naicker – Impromptu Speech – Evaluation
Payton Bassier – Prepared Speech

A big thank you to Peppers and Pans for catering for this event as well as our esteemed toastmasters, Mr and Mrs Swanepoel, who conducted the course. We look forward to the results of the next meeting which will be held on 13 October 2018.

Report and photos by Mr Roelof Le Roux