By Dinesh K
The Gavel Club of SMK Gunung Rapat held its first ever table-topic competition since its formation in April 2009. The competition was divided into two categories – lower forms (Forms 1 to 3) and upper forms (Forms 4 and 5). A total of 22 students took part. The panel of judges consisted of members of the Ipoh Toastmasters’ Club led by Peter Ng and assisted by Cheah Thong Kim and Peter Bucher. Club advisers, Nur Aida and Narinder, were in attendance. Gavel Club President, Jerinder Kaur, was very pleased with the response and hoped more would participate in future competitions. Esther Kuah and Harkrishnan Singh were adjudged winners in their respective category. The primary objective of the competition is to encourage the usage of communicable English among students, as well as instilling confidence in public speaking.