Each finalist will present a 3-5 minute speech. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.
THE 2017 FINALISTS ARE:
THE WENDELL PHILLIPS AWARD
The Wendell Phillips Award was established in 1896 to honor Boston’s great orator and advocate for abolition and women’s and Native People’s rights. The award is given annually to a senior who demonstrates both marked ability as a speaker and a high sense of public responsibility. Selected by the Committee on Student Life, the winner is the one graduating senior invited to offer a speech as part of Commencement, and the speech takes place during the Baccalaureate Service. It is intended to deliver a social justice message for our time.