The Middle School Speaking Contest is always a wonderful opportunity for our younger boys to hone their public speaking skills, perhaps leading to future appearances at the Woodbury Speaking Contest in Upper School. On Tuesday, all three speakers gave impressive performances, highlighting their poise, thoughtfulness, and introspection.
Alex Laidlaw '25 began the proceedings by talking about a recent service trip with the School, and how even some of the mundane tasks he was assigned to provided personal growth. Nathan Zhang '26 then described a family trip to a national park in Utah that led to personal insights, including learning to overcome fears and change. Ezra Lee '25 closed by delivering the winning speech, reflecting on overcoming sadness in life with hope and optimism.
English teacher Charlie Doar, who organized the event, praised the boys for their courage and impressive oratory skills.