OtagoSouthland Rotary four-way speech competition

By Kristan Mouat | Posted: Thursday May 22, 2014

Connor Seddon says delivering an award-winning speech is all about timing. Connor won the Otago-Southland Rotary four-way speech competition for 2014.

Connor won with his speech about the stereotypes that teenagers are frequently tarred with.

''People see teens as rude, violent and lazy."
''It's unfair that these stereotypes are spread broadly across all teenagers."

He was up against top speakers from Timaru, Invercargill, Central Otago and Dunedin.

Connor was also  named Best Speaker at the Otago Model United Nations Assembly in Dunedin, and was  selected with fellow Logan Park High School pupil Oscar McNoe to go to Wellington for the New Zealand Model United Nations Assembly in June.