As in the previous year, I once again attended the Nagasaki Inter-Commercial High School English Speech Contest at Sasebo Commercial High School and participated as one of the Guest Judges. This was the 29th contest. I was able to enjoy listening to a series of English recitations and speeches and gave evaluations eventually helping to determine the winners.
Participants joined from 7 different commercial high schools around Nagasaki Prefecture. The winners for both the recitations and the speeches this year came from both Nagasaki and Sasebo Commercial High Schools. Although there were only two winners, the students all gave their best efforts and showed a great deal of preparation and practice in their performances.