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Columbia College announces winners of the 2014 William Curtis Prize in Oration Competition

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Oladayo (Dayo) Osuntokun CC ’15 and Mario Rosser CC ’14 have been selected as the winners of the 2014 William Curtis Prizes in Informative Oration and Persuasive Oration respectively.

The George William Curtis Prize in Oration Competition, an annual speech contest open to College students of all class years, was established in 1902 by Samuel Putnam Avery CC 1896, an associate of the late author and Harper's Weekly political editor George William Curtis.

During this year's competition, on May 6, 20 students, including Osuntokun and Rosser, participated in the informative (4–6 minutes) and persuasive (5–7 minutes) categories. The winners are awarded cash prizes for excellence in the public delivery of English orations.

Osuntokun and Rosser will join fellow student awardees at the Academic Awards and Prizes Ceremony in the Presidential Ballroom of Faculty House on Tuesday, May 20 at 3 p.m.

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