Rostrum Voice of Youth in 2018

Australia's Premier National Student Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to the 81 students representing 30 schools who participated in the Tasmanian Rostrum Voice of Youth in 2018. Encouragement Awards were presented in each region. After successful Regional Finals in Burnie, Hobart and Launceston 12 finalists were selected to participate in the State Final which was held on June 16th at Scotch Oakburn College.

 Junior State Finalists Senior State Finalists
Esther Godfrey - Riverside High School Heidi Blake - St Michael's Colegiate
Mackenna Minstrell - Taroona High School Madeleine Webster - The Friends' School
Emma Madden - St Patrick's College Marley Seckold-Bamford - Launceston College
Charlie Pilkington - New Town High School Erin Galbraith - Marist Regional College
Brielle McNaughton - Marist Regional College Emma Nicholas - Newstead College
Caitlin Ross - Taroona High School Benjamin Handley - Wynyard High School
juniorfinalists seniorfinalists
3rd Place: Makenna Minstrell 3rd Place: Erin Galbraith
2nd Place: Esther Godfrey 2nd Place: Emma Nicholas
1st Place: Charlie Pilkington 1st Place: Madeleine Webster


Charlie Pilkington and Madeleine Webster travelled to Perth, Western Australia to compete in the National Final on July 28th. Both students spoke exceptionally well and were wonderful representatives for Tasmania.



State winners: Charlie and Madeleine                         


National Finalists, Kings Park Perth

Congratulations to the national winners:  Junior - Suki Wallace (Queensland) and Senior - Sebastian Braham (NSW)

Rostrum is extremely grateful to the support we received from our 2018 State sponsors: the RACT and the Rotary Club of Hobart, The Rotary Club of Burnie and the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise.

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