Last month, I was invited by the State Education Department to adjudicate the annual Anugerah Sri Asrama Terbilang (ASAT) Public Speaking Competition at SMK Dato’ Perdana, Bachok, Kelantan. Ten girls from all districts took part in the competition. I wonder why boys are not interested in participating in elocution events! The contestants were required to deliver two speeches, i.e. prepared and impromptu. The competition lasted for 2 hours and thirty minutes and we, the judges, finally came to a decision that the contestant from Kota Bharu was the eventual winner with her superb delivery and great confidence.