St. Paul’s pupil wins national round of ESU’s International Public Speaking Competition

This May, our Lower 6 pupil, Leon, competed at the national and international rounds in the ESU International Public Speaking Competition! He got to represent the state of São Paulo and beat 5 other finalists from across Brazil.

At the national finals, Leon delivered a brilliant speech on one of the possible reasons why we find so few young girls and women choosing to pursue higher studies and careers in STEM.

On 13th May, Leon then got to represent Brazil at the World Finals, which normally take place in London every May, but was conducted online for the second time running due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He faced stiff competition from Canada, Romania, The Netherlands, The People’s Republic of China, and Hong Kong

In the end, the candidate from China emerged as the 2022 ESU IPSC winner, but this does not, in any way, diminish the magnitude of Leon’s achievements and successes. Our St. Paul’s community congratulates his performance and hard work, as a true Paulean! 

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