A Strong Tournament Showing for RL Public Speaking

On September 29, four students traveled to Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, MA, to compete in the annual Stoneleigh-Burnham Public Speaking Tournament. Avi Attar (I), Teddy Glaeser (III), Daniel Sun-Friedman (II), and Colson Ganthier (II) comprised this year’s team, securing a second place finish overall in the tournament. Competition events included Interpretive Reading, Impromptu, After Dinner, and Persuasive Speaking.

Senior Avi Attar earned a first place finish in both Impromptu and After Dinner Speaking. His topics, respectively, were “Necessity is the mother of invention” and “how to rob a bank.”

Roxbury Latin has long been a participant in this tournament and routinely places well among competitor schools. This year RL boys faced students from BB&N, Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield, Hotchkiss, Northfield Mount Hermon, St. Luke’s, St. Sebastian’s, Stoneleigh-Burnham, Taft, and Winsor.