Randolph Churchill on hand to present Calgary Herald Shield Trophy.
By Bill Brooks
THE CALGARY HERALD, 1 June 2012—The 46th Annual Memorial Banquet of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary featured none other than Randolph Churchill, great-grandson of the legendary Sir Winston, as the keynote speaker.
The Calgary society was established to remember one of history’s greatest people, but also to promote high school students’ “facility in the use of the spoken and written word emphasizing oratorical and communication skills as exemplified by the debates, speeches and writings of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill and in so doing commemorate his leadership and achievement.”
The society sponsors high school debates with the winners attending the annual black-tie banquet. This year’s winners of the debate in the senior-high beginner category and the winner of the Calgary Herald Shield Trophy were Paul Hong and Conrad Lowe from William Aberhart High School. Senior-high advanced category winners and winners of the Calgary Herald trophy were Vasanth Ranganathan and Shahriar Shams-Ansari from, aptly enough, Sir Winston Churchill High School. Winner of the top speaker award and the prestigious Bredin Cup was Ranganathan, for the second year in a row.
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