On Friday 5 June, Carmel finalists Lara H, Rafael L, Jake R and Rebecca S participated in the WA State finals of Mikolot 2020. This prestigious public speaking competition invites Jewish students from across Australia to fight it out for the chance to win $5000 and a trip to Israel.
This year's topic was a little different, with finalists required to promote a Jewish organisation which could 'fill a gap' in the community. The polished and thought-provoking prepared speeches were followed by snappy impromptu speeches on topics connected to Jewish values.
In a high quality affair, Jake R was crowned the 2020 winner. Jake proposed a revamped Building Bridges program which would develop interfaith networks for young people in Perth.
Congratulations to all finalists and good luck to Jake at the national finals later in the year!