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Pupil's speech is a winner.

A TEENAGER has set her sights on a national speaking competition after having already won two this year.

Angela Hehir, 18, from Sutton Coldfield, was chosen as the best individual speaker by the area's MP Andrew Mitchell in the Sutton Schools Parliamentary Debating competition earlier this year.

The Bishop Walsh Catholic Secondary School pupil then proved her linguistic skills again as she took first place in the Cantenian speaking competition with a speech about whether practice makes perfect at St Peter's School, in Solihull, on April 21.

She was awarded a trophy shield that will remain at the school for a year, a certificate and two gift cards worth PS100 for books - one for the school and one for herself.

And the prize should come in handy as she is currently preparing to compete again at a national competition in Manchester in September.

Angela said: "The competition was tight, consisting of highly talented speakers from across the West Midlands.

"When my name was announced for first place I could not believe it."
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 10, 2013
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