Shurooq the Pearl of UAE brings home the glory! Wins 3rd place in the 2013 International Speech Contest.

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Shurooq, Shurooq, Shurooq!

2013 International Speech Contest Winners

What an achievement! The Pearl of the UAE and a superstar of the Toastmasters of District 20 makes history!

Congratulations Shurooq!

No words can explain the joy we are all in at the moment.



2013 International Speech Contest

2013 International Speech Contest Winners


Congratulations to Presiyan Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking


The title of 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking was awarded to Presiyan Vasilev (pictured center) of Chicago, Illinois, District 30, for his speech “Changed by a Tire.” Second- and third-place winners were, respectively, Kingi Biddle (pictured right) of Rotorua, New Zealand, District 72, for his speech “The Sitting Place” and Shurooq AlBanna (pictured left) of Dubai, UAE, District 20, for her speech“Finding the Pearl.”

We at Lagoon Toasmasters would like to thank all the Toastmasters of District 20 for their support. Shurooq has been through on of the toughest moments in her life. She has succeeded beyond expectations. Her hard work and dedication has really paid off!

Thank you TM Nagarajan for the Live streaming of the event. View pics from the event courtesy TM Sujit Sukumaran

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  1. A true example of how Toastmasters can help to discover the pearl in you. Congratulations Shurooq and Lagoon.

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