Alex’s prize-winning speech

Catenians Grand President, John Mottram, presents winner's trophy to Alex Treece.
Catenians Grand President, John Mottram, presents winner's trophy to Alex Treece.

Teenager Alex Treece talked his way to the winner’s trophy in a national public speaking contest.Alex, of Chesterfield, was among 14 fifth-formers and sixth-formers from around the country bidding for honours at the contest in Manchester University.

Teenager Alex Treece talked his way to the winner’s trophy in a national public speaking contest.Alex, of Chesterfield, was among 14 fifth-formers and sixth-formers from around the country bidding for honours at the contest in Manchester University.

He spoke for four minutes, challenging the motion that ‘compromise is the secret to success in life’.

He received his trophy from John Mottram, Grand President of the Catenians Association which organised the competition.

Alex, 18, left Mount St. Mary’s College, Spinkhill, in the summer with three A levels and two AS levels.

He is currently taking a gap year before applying to university to study physics and philosophy.