Congratulations to the 92 Tasmanian students who accepted the challenge to participate in

the Rostrum Voice of Youth program in 2017.

In the junior section Sadie Buckland (Huonville High) won the State Final and will represent Tasmania in Brisbane on July 29th at the National Final. Congratulations to Jaimee Narracott (Huonville High) who was placed second and Gabriel Walton-Clear third.

In the senior section, Eamonn Shorter (Launceston Church Grammar School) was selected as Tasmania’s National representative, with Kelly Stone (New Town High School) second and Erin Galbraith (Marist Regional College) third. Eamonn, Kelly and Erin have all represented Tasmania in previous competitions.

Both Sadie and Eamonn have won $300 and an all-expenses paid weekend of activities in Brisbane.

We wish them both every success as they compete in the National Final.

The 2017 Tasmanian State Finalists

Sadi Buckand and Eamonn Shorter

The 2017 Tasmanian Junior Finalists     The 2017 Tasmanian Senior Finalists

The Junior Finalists with Chris Saunders (RACT) and Susan Nolan (Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise) (L-R) Sadie Buckland (Huonville High), Evan Stone (New Town High), Zoe Mott (Burnie High), Benjamin Handley (Wynyard High), Esther Godfrey (Riverside High), Jaimee Narracott (Huonville High) and Gabriel Walton-Clear (Riverside High).

    The Senior Finalists (L–R ): Hayley Marshall (Wynyard High), Madeleine Webster (The Friends’ School), Erin Galbraith (Marist Regional College), Eamonn Shorter (Launceston Church Grammar School), Lachlan Hinds (Scotch Oakburn College) and Kelly Stone (New Town High School).





   Guidelines for competitors can be accessed from here

    Information sheet for Students 

    Consent Form: All entrants will be required to submit a signed consent form .





2016 Tasmanian finalists, Eamonn Shorter and Kelly Stone

came second in Australia in the senior and junior divisions

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