Two WMSU students won the first and second places in the recently concluded citywide Extemporaneous Speaking contest held in commemoration of the 30th death anniversary of former Zamboanga City Mayor Cesar C. Climaco at the City Hall of Zamboanga last November 14.
Careema A. Abdulajid, a Sophomore BEED (Bachelor in Elementary Education) student captured the championship title of the speech competition, besting seven other competitors. Bdulajid, who aspires to be an educator, spoke eloquently about the late mayor Climaco and about the Zamboangueños today who are freedom fighters of the city.
Meanwhile, Charmaine C. Aurea, a junior AB Political Science student, landed as first runner up. Aurea, who sees herself embarking on politics and education, spoke empathetically on the wits of Climaco who fought for justice and exuded charisma, courage and compassion as public servant.
Eight extemporaneous speakers battled in and out for the title. These contestants represented Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU), Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) and Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZSCPC).
The WMSU representatives were coached by Dr. Expedito “Titus” Malbago from the College of Liberal Arts.