Spellman Oratorical Contest and Arts Festival Coming Up This Week
The annual Spellman Oratorical Contest will be held on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the RHS/RMS Lecture Hall. Eight seniors will be competing for $4,000 in scholarship money. The seniors will present original speeches commenting on this year’s topic: “Nonconformity, Society and the Human Condition.”
In order to participate in the contest, RHS seniors submit a written essay on the specified topic and the top eight are then chosen to compete in the oratorical portion of the contest. Judging will be based on delivery, content, diction, and poise.
The contest is open to the public and admission is free.
The Spellman Oratorical is traditionally held during the same week as the Rockland Public Schools’ annual Arts Festival. The Arts Festival is on Thursday, April 14 this year in the high school gymnasium. The gym will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and artwork from all grade levels in the Rockland Public Schools will be on display.
Also, the Consumer Science, Tech Ed and Robotics classes will have their creations on display. Photos from last year’s Arts Festival can be seen here.