A handful of ninth-grade students had the undivided attention of the entire school community on April 19 by delivering inspiring and impassioned speeches. The orations finalists presented on a variety of topics, ranging from sexism in song lyrics to unintended negative side effects of excessive smartphone use. Congratulations to the winners:
1st place: Tori Farris "Why I Hate the B Word"
2nd place: Zafir Maker-Agha "Creating Monsters from Smoke and Mirrors"
3rd place: Sophie Schmitter "The Power of Introverts"
Honorable Mention: Sadie Duca "Sexism in Song Lyrics"