Kent Davis Speaking Competition
A great Suffield tradition continued with the annual Kent-Davis Speaking Competition on May 18. Thirteen Suffield seniors competed in two categories: 1) writing quality and presentation and 2) excellent oratory skills. The Emmett Kent Public Speaking Prize is awarded to a student who presents an original speech in three minutes or less, and the Charles G. Davis Oratory Prize is awarded to a student who presents an adaptation of an original piece of writing, authored by someone other than the writer. This year's Kent Competition participants included Frances Bingham, Abby Blyler, Kira Demitrus, Piper Holliday, David Johnston, Jesse Phillips, Kim Meunier, Jenny Teich, and Ingunn Ukvitne. The Davis speakers were Amanda Baildon, Stephanie Greer, Lindsay Hayden, and Alex Mainolfi. The winners of the competitions will be announced at the Suffield Commencement.