Eighth Grade Speaking Contest

Matteo Morelli '26 won first place for his speech, “Redefining Masculinity.” Henry Brown received second place for “The Democratic Divide in Modern America,“ and Jaden Parambil won third place for “Browns Migrating in a Gray World.” Ian Broihier, Andrew Malbasa, and Dan Miklus were the other finalists who delivered inspiring and thought-provoking speeches.

Thank you to our judges: Robert Dubyak '85, President and Managing Partner of Dubyak Nelson, LLC; Kathleen Kenny, Head of School at Gilmour Academy; and James Cullers '22, 2018 speaking contest winner.

Watch the speeches HERE
    • 8th Grade Speaking Contest Finalists Pictured with Head of School, Patrick Gallagher and Middle School Director Lindsay Arnoult

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