First team and first speaker overall at Kingswood-Oxford

Five Roxbury Latin students travelled to West Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, 7 February, to compete in the Kingswood-Oxford School’s annual public speaking competition. They returned with the Googins Cup, awarded to the team that places first overall in four categories of competition: Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Ethical Dilemmas.

David McElroy I, Oliver Booth II, Marc de Fontnouvelle III, Andrew Steinberg III, and Elias Simeonov IV each competed in two rounds of two different events, with four boys achieving individual recognition. In Impromptu, Oliver Booth placed third and Andrew Steinberg placed second; in Ethical Dilemmas, David McElroy placed third and Marc de Fontnouvelle placed second; in Persuasive, Marc de Fontnouvelle placed second and Andrew Steinberg placed first.

As a result of their performances in these individual events, Andrew Steinberg was named first-place speaker overall, and Marc de Fontnouvelle was named second-place speaker overall. We are grateful to these boys who represented RL so proudly.