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The 8th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Public Speaking Contest

The first round of the 8th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Public Speaking Contest will be held in The Public Speaking Lab (Bond 365) between February 20th and February 23rd.

First and second place speakers of the three-round contest will recieve cash prizes. The first place winner will also recieve the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award at graduation.

All cadets are eligible to compete by filling out an entry form here

Find complete contest rules and more information here.

Find judging criteria for the contest here.

Please contact The Public Speaking Lab at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions or to schedule an appointment.



The Public Speaking Lab is the place for students, faculty and staff to polish their public speaking skills. From timid talkers to confident communicators, we work one-on-one with a variety of individuals to create great presenters. The lab doubles as a training room and recording studio. Presenters get tips on how to perfect their content and delivery. Plus, before they leave, they receive an email link to the recorded video. The lab is open afternoons during the academic year, and by appointment.

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