NSW student wins Plain English Speaking Award

Sydney Girls High School Year 12 student, Theodora Von Arnim, won the National Final of the Plain English Speaking Award held in Adelaide yesterday.

An accomplished debater, Theodora was the unanimous choice of the judging panel for her prepared speech on Women in the Media and her impromptu speech on the topic The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.

Theodora was the NSW representative of the Plain English Speaking Award after taking out the title in July.

She will now represent Australia in the International Final in London in May 2015.

Sydney Girls High School principal, Andrea Connell, said Theodora is a talented and skilled public speaker who has been part of the school's debating program since she first arrived in Year 7.

"She has been a finalist in many public speaking competitions, won many trophies, and was elected the Premier of NSW in last year's Youth Parliament," Ms Connell said.

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