On December 4th. 2015 the Soroptimist International North Kildare local public speaking competition took place in the parish hall in Clane. In all, six schools participated and among the topics of discussion were, Education, Human Rights ,Health and the Environment, Empowering Women and Friendship and Volunteering . As always, the standard was exceptionally high and the adjudicators had an extremely difficult task deciding who was to go forward to the regional final . Eventually, two girls, Milky Sharif from Colaiste Chiaran and Heather Dignam from Newbridge College, were selected and they will be representing North Kildare Club in Dungarvan on February 27th. We wish them the best of luck and know they will do us proud!