The Frayne Speech Festival is an event that holds a special place in the heart of the MLMC community. It first began in 1996 and was started by Mrs Colleen Anglin and Mrs Patricia Olson, two English Faculty leaders, to help celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the College. The event brings Mercy schools together to showcase the talents of our students and the influence of their voices on our future.
This year the event was hosted by Emmanuel College, Warrnambool, on Friday 26 August. It saw eight schools gather to compete in debating, public speaking and speech choir competitions. We were fortunate enough to be able to enter students in each of the festival categories and the students must be truly commended on their passion and persistence.
Special thanks must go to Ms Caroline Dickinson for her tireless guidance of the speech choir, Miss Carrie Baker, Miss Emma Whitehouse and Mrs Alison Schlueter for their support of the debaters and public speakers. While we returned without an award, the students were magnificent and we are so very proud of them.
Congratulations to all of our participating students:
Public Speaking: Charlotte Lorbek
Debating: Charlotte Calcagno, Ella McNair, Emma Williamson
Voice Choir: Chloe Berka, Niamh Brophy, Katie Chamberlain, Inara Dean, Katelyn Dunn, Bonnie Edwards-Tesselaar, Beau Horkins, Amy Langcake, Aksa Manoj, Bridie McCormick, Tennille Pearse, Rachael Roper, Alannah Rudan, Maison Rundle, Mia Story, Shiloh Thurrowgood, Grace White.