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.
The Speech Competition will be held in the Fall 2021 semester. More details to come in September 2021.
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)