Kenton schoolgirl wins top slot as Brent’s finalist at the Jack Petchey Speak Out! Challenge
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A Kenton secondary school teenager beat 740 pupils across Brent to make it into the final of a national debating competition.
Princilla Agyemang, a pupil at St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, in Donnington Road, scooped top prize of a £100 and a place in the Jack Petchey Speak Out! Challenge on July 1.
The 14-year-old wowed judges on January 23 with her winning speech Taboo Love, which tackled homophobia and discrimination around the world.
Asked about the training and the competition, she said: “I’m changing the world one speech at a time.”
Nabiha Shaikh, 14, from Alperton Community School came second with her speech “Ground Hog Day” andthird Place went to Dhamen Khalif from Ark Elvin Academy.
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Mayor of Brent, Cllr Arshad Mahmood said: “Thoroughly enjoyed hearing all the speeches tonight. It was great to hear the young people from Brent with very passionate, thought provoking, and funny speeches.”
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