Oratory Excellence

April 18, 2013

Public speaking may be a universal phobia, but 12 Northampton Community College students faced their fear as they presented their speeches before panels of judges.  At separate competitions held on April 15 at Monroe and April 16 at Main, speech communication students whose hard work had gotten them to the finals took their places at the podium.

Monroe Campus winners and finalists were: 

1st Place: Lindsey Ruggerio, "Law of Attraction"
2nd Place: Bernie Goode, "Hip Hop and Commercials"
3rd Place: Sonia Ordonez, "Norman Rockwell"
Finalist:  Anton Bolsunovsky, "Leonardo DaVinci"
Finalist:  Nikki Geiger, "Male Contraception"
Finalist:  Alex Reyes, "End of Days" 

Main Campus winners and finalists were:

1st Place:  Eric Gowins, "The Great Depression" 
2nd Place:  Brittney Fodor, "The Benefits of Visualization" 
3rd Place:  Sabrina Diefenderfer, "Monsters Unleashed"
Finalist:  Shaquille Boyd,"Ocarina"
Finalist:  Christian Ramos, "The Beautiful Complexity of the Guitar"
Finalist:  Abigail Custer, "Cupcakes"

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