NASA speech wins Rotary rhetoric competition

Lisa Cruikshanks receives the winners trophy for Kirkcudbright's Rotary Club Junior Youth Speaks Competition
Lisa Cruikshanks receives the winners trophy for Kirkcudbright's Rotary Club Junior Youth Speaks Competition

The winner of this year’s Kirkcudbright Rotary Club Junior Youth Speaks competition, is Lisa Cruickshanks from Borgue Primary School.

10-year-old Lisa received the winning trophy from Rotary District 1020 Governor Andy Ireland.

She was presented with the trophy shortly after delivering her winning talk on NASA to the assembled members of Kirkcudbright Rotary Club and their guests at their weekly evening meeting.

Lisa also received an Usborne’s Dictionary For Life.

This is awarded to young people in the Kirkcudbright area who are  nominated by their primary schools and who are identified and chosen “for trying really hard and doing your very best”.

There is no doubt that a very talented and equally brave Lisa qualified for this award by delivering her informative and at times amusing speech to fifty enthralled Rotarians.

The competition is open to all primary schools in the surrounding area.

Lisa was selected as the winner from stiff competition from a range of schools.