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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 Results

2018 Contest Winner: Hudson Imhoff

2018 Contest Runner-Up: Careem Gates

2018 Contest Finalists: Cynthia Martinez, Maxwell Miller, Michael Rice

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Gervais Del Porto presents the first-place award to Hudson Imhoff, the winner of 

the 2018 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest.

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Gervais Del Porto presents the second-place award to Careem Gates, the runner-up

of the 2018 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest. 

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2018 Finalist Cynthia Martinez

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2018 Finalist Maxwell Miller

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2018 Finalist Michael Rice

 

2017 Results

2017 Contest Winner: Braxton McDuffie

2017 Contest Runner-Up: Cliff Joseph

2017 Contest Finalists: Logan Barber, Careem Gates, Sammy Gray

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Patricia McArver presents the first-place award to Braxton McDuffie, the winner of 

the 2017 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest.

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Patricia McArver presents the second-place award to Cliff Joseph, the runner-up

of the 2017 Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest. 

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2017 Finalists: Sammy Gray, Cliff Joseph, Braxton McDuffie, Careem Gates, and Logan Barber

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2016 Results

Watch the 2016 contest winner Ademola Salami

Watch the 2016 runner-up Ryan Malouff

Photos from the 2016 HDS Speaking Contest:

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2015 Results

Watch the 2015 contest winner Haley Osmer

Watch the 2015 runner-up Matthew Chalfant

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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.

 

2014 Results

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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

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Watch the 2013 contest winner Michael Lacey

Watch all the finalists' speeches in the 2013 competition

Watch the 2012 contest winner Harry (Cody) Edelman V

Watch the 2011 contest winner Jason Green '12.

 
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