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Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest

communication department

A persuasive speaking contest was endowed by friends and family of Father Leonard. The annual spring competition, sponsored by the Communication Department, is open to all Boston College undergraduates and announced in Department Digest. Contestants' speeches must deal with a controversial topic and are judged on the basis of evidence, reasoning, organization, analysis and delivery.

Winners of the Leonard Public Speaking Contest include:


First: Samantha Middleton
Second: Samantha Couillard
Third: Lily Hanlon


First: Emily Lynch
Second: Ibrahim Velutini
Third: William Langs


First: Joanne Connelly
Second: Jamie Liptack
Third: Sullivan McCormick