DISTED College as the sole academic partner and sponsor with JCI Penang organised the prestigious Youth Speaks For The Nation preliminary round, an English Elocution Contest amongst Upper Secondary School students in Penang at DISTED College’s Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus on 22 July 2017.
The contest offers the centre stage for young and talented speakers to showcase their talents and presentation skills and pitting against each other to win the coveted Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Challenge Trophy.
Panel judges included Ms Diana Quah and Ms Jenny Chew from DISTED’s School of Language and Communication, Mr Lim Soo Peng, JCI Penang past president 1983.
24 contestants from various secondary schools in Penang participated and the top 12 contestants moved on to the final round. On 12 August at DISTED College, the 12 finalists will compete and one winner will be chosen for the challenge trophy.
This annual contest which was started way back to 1981 aims to enhance and sustain the standard of English language in the community.