Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Speaking Contest
This annual speaking competition decides the winner of the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award which is presented at the Graduation Awards Convocation. The winner and runner-up also receive cash prizes.
2018 Contest Winner: Hudson Imhoff
2018 Contest Runner-Up: Careem Gates
2018 Contest Finalists: Cynthia Martinez, Maxwell Miller, Michael Rice
Gervais Del Porto presents the first-place award to Hudson Imhoff, the winner of
the 2018 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest.
Gervais Del Porto presents the second-place award to Careem Gates, the runner-up
of the 2018 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest.
2018 Finalist Cynthia Martinez
2018 Finalist Maxwell Miller
2018 Finalist Michael Rice
2017 Contest Winner: Braxton McDuffie
2017 Contest Runner-Up: Cliff Joseph
2017 Contest Finalists: Logan Barber, Careem Gates, Sammy Gray
Patricia McArver presents the first-place award to Braxton McDuffie, the winner of
the 2017 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest.
Patricia McArver presents the second-place award to Cliff Joseph, the runner-up
of the 2017 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest.
2017 Finalists: Sammy Gray, Cliff Joseph, Braxton McDuffie, Careem Gates, and Logan Barber
Photos from the 2016 HDS Speaking Contest:
Watch the 2015 contest winner Haley Osmer
Watch the 2015 runner-up Matthew Chalfant
Chris Smith (on behalf of his father) presents the first-place award to
Haley Osmer, the winner of the 2015 Henry Dale Smith Speaking Contest.
Cadet Ademola Salami was the 2014 winner of the Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Speaking Contest.
In this photo, Cadet Salami shakes the hand of Rogers Smith, who presented the award on behalf of his father.
2014 Contest Runner-up - Ra-Shaud Graham
Watch the 2013 contest winner Michael Lacey
Watch the 2011 contest winner Jason Green '12.