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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: Sean MacDonald
Second: Elizabeth Lolis
Third:Naveen Senthilkumar


First: Andrea Babusik
Second: Toluwase Oladapo
Third: Eric Gesuale


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


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