Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 Martin and Patrick O’Donoghue Oratorical Contest

Every spring, the Gonzaga English department hosts an annual speech contest for the entire student body. Called the Martin and Patrick O’Donoghue Oratorical Contest, the competition begins with students first presenting their speeches in their English class, and then the winner from each section advances to the finals for their class year. Finalists gave their speeches in Sheehy Theater in front of all of their classmates, as well as a panel of faculty judges, over the course of the last week and a half. Congratulations to the following winners:

Class of 2023

First Place: Luca Rosa
Second Place: Nicholas Rugo
Third Place: Jack Deye

Class of 2024
First Place: Jack Scandling
Second Place: Richie Pineda
Third Place: Matthew Clifford

Class of 2025
First Place: William Prisco
Second Place: Peter Allen

Class of 2026
First Place: Carter Meadows
Second Place: Aidan Linegang
Third Place: Nicholas Fletcher

And congratulations to all those who earned a spot on the Warman stage this year!
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