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Dannis B. Eaton Speech Competition

We are so excited to announce that the Dannis B. Eaton Speech Competition will commence this Fall 2022

The Dannis B. Eaton Speech Competition: RedHawk Talks is an annual event held by the Fundamentals of Speech Program in the School of Communication and Media. Each fall we invite the campus to address a topic that asks all Montclair State students to ponder current events, and propose visions and solutions to the problems and questions that are confronting our society today. The topic for the 2019 competition was My Earth, inspired by the School of Communication and Media’s #focusclimatechange project.

You can listen to the 2019 competitors’ speeches (Carley Campbell, Sam Carliner, Francis Churchill, Giovanna Da Silva Pagungue, and Kenny Slaman) on WMSC’s SoundCloud account.

Previous Dannis B. Eaton Speech Competition Winners

2019 – My Earth

First Place – Sam Carliner

Second Place – Giovanna Da Silva Pagungue

Third Place –  Kenny Slaman

2018 – My Community

First Place – Kennedy Royal (Sophomore, Family Science and Human Development)

Second Place – Patrick Farley (Freshman, Television and Digital Media)

Third Place – Margaret Moutis (Senior, Communication Studies)

2017 – My Stamp

First Place – Crystal Wright (Freshman, Musical Theater Makeup Artistry)

Second Place – Tiffany Baskerville (Junior, Journalism)

Third Place – Tori Murry (Freshman, Communication Studies)