115th Sherman Prize Speaking Contest

Kurt Ozuner '20 won first place for his speech, "Peace." Jack O'Brien '20 received second place for his speech, "The Blindness of Bullying," and Kennon Walton '20 won third place for his speech, "Chasing the Bag in Cleveland." Eric Areklett '20, Jack Sacks '20, and James Keherly '20 received honorable mention awards.

Link to view the speeches.

The speeches were judged on the basis of originality, clarity, organization, and quality of delivery. Thank you to this year's judges: Mr. Frederick Stueber '71, US Trustee and retired general counsel of Lincoln Electric; Mr. Lee Chilcote III '92, poet and teacher, and founder of Literary Cleveland; and Ms. Ann Klotz, head of school, Laurel School.
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    • (front) Kennon Walton, Eric Areklett, Jack O'Brien; (back) Head of School Patrick Gallagher, James Keherly, Kurt Ozuner, Jack Sacks, Director of the Upper School William Daughtrey

    • Kurt Ozuner won first place for "Peace."

    • Jack O'Brien won second place for "The Blindness of Bullying."

    • Kennon Walton won third place for "Chasing the Bag in Cleveland."

    • Eric Areklett received honorable mention for "Don't Curse Cursive."

    • James Keherly received honorable mention for "Spring."

    • Jack Sacks received honorable mention for "The Meathead Conundrum."

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