First thing Wednesday morning, three speech students headed to compete at the Hillcrest Rotary Club Four-Way Speech Contest. Lena DiPuccio ’20took home the top prize for her speech arguing that the death penalty should be eliminated. Clara Morgan ’22 placed second with her speech on how people need to be careful not to fall into groupthink. Mollie Edmondson ’21 delivered a speech on how unfounded fears can lead to bigotry, which landed her a third-place prize.
Each of the students had to apply the four-way rotary test, a method one can employ when making an ethical decision, in their speeches. Lena will be advancing to the next level of competition, which will be held over spring break.