Shattering a stigma

11.05.2011                      07.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 21 des Omer

Feature:

Shattering a stigma

Last month, an Ethiopian teen won Rotary's Young Speaker contest. Meet Yifat Semaline – math whiz, star debater and defier of stereotypes.

"Hello everyone, my name is Yifat … I would like to speak to you today about politically correct [sic]. I will introduce the phenomenon, in other words I will define politically correct, talk about its objectives and address its effects in practice."
Last month, a 15-year-old girl from Rehovot named Yifat Semaline won first place in the nationwide Young Speaker contest sponsored by Rotary Israel, a branch of the veteran international organization. Thousands of students from 120 schools nationwide competed in the contest; 17 reached the finals….