Amy Warner awarded first place in Spellman Oratorical

Spellman Oratorical Contestants included left to right: Joe Palana, Shannon Doyle, Amy Warner, Dan Phipps, Lydia Guerrero, Kevin Bailey and Chris Carchedi.  Faculty are Ms. Cahill and Ms. McDonough

Spellman Oratorical Contestants included left to right: Joe Palana, Shannon Doyle, Amy Warner, Dan Phipps, Lydia Guerrero, Kevin Bailey,  Chris Carchedi and Alexis Hogan. Faculty are Ms. Cahill and Ms. McDonough

Amy Warner’s speech was judged best last night at the annual Spellman Oratorical Contest held in the Lecture Hall as part of the Rockland Public Schools’ Arts Festival.   Amy was the recipient of $1100 as the first place winner. 

The topic for this year’s Spellman Oratorical Contest was Blood is Thicker than Water:  Family as an Exploration of the Human Story.  Eight seniors competed for $2750 in prize money.  This year’s speeches were articulate, original, provocative, and even a little bit humorous.  Prize money was awarded from a trust established by the late Francis Cardinal Spellman of Whitman in memory of his mother, Ellen Conway Spellman.

English Department chair, Ms. Cahill, said that Amy did a wonderful job as did all of the eight seniors who took part in the cont

Joe Palana  came in second, winning $700; third place went to Shannon Doyle who won $500; Dan Phipps came in fourth winning $200; Lydia Guerrero was fifth and won $100; and Kevin Bailey, Chris Carchedi, and Alexis Hogan tied for honorable mention, each winning $50.  Congratulations to these senior students and good luck to them in their future scholastic endeavors!

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