On Tuesday, April 10th, the 2018 Spellman Oratorical Contest was held in the RHS Lecture Hall. The topic for this year’s Spellman Oratorical Contest was The Art of Darkness: Evil, Pain, and Enlightenment. Eight seniors competed for $4000 in prize money. This year’s speeches were articulate, original, and provocative. Prize money was awarded from a trust established by the late Francis Cardinal Spellman of Whitman in memory of his mother, Ellen Conway Spellman.
Winners of the contest were Aiden Glennon who took first place honors and $1200; Erin Field who came in second, winning $1000; third place went to Sean Sugrue who won $700; Sean Fitzgerald came in fourth winning $500; Stephanie Blaney was fifth and won $300; Kellie Berry, Brianna Ferraro and Saoirse McNally placed 6th, 7th, and 8th, each winning $100. Congratulations to all of these students and thank you to Mr. Neal and Ms. Cahill for assisting in the planning of the evening.