The honours at the O’Shea Shield this year went to two Hawke’s Bay schools; St John’s College in Hastings, and Sacred Heart College in Napier were placed first equal. St Patrick’s College Wellington was placed second.
350 students from 15 Catholic secondary schools in the Wellington Archdiocese and the Diocese of Palmerston North took part in the O’Shea Shield, which this year was held in Wanganui.
In the competition, which has been held every year for more than 50 years, students participate in seven different events: debating, religious questions, impromptu speeches, religious drama, scripture reading and oratory.
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