The Anita Williams Peck Public Speaking Competition, established through a partnership between the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. and Kingston High School with a charitable gift from Anita Williams Peck, recognizes and encourages strong oral communication skills by high school students. Peck serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. The students that compete are selected by KHS faculty members.
Kingston High School students will compete for $4,500 in scholarship awards for the best public speaking presentations. Students present five-minute speeches on a current event of their choice before a panel of noted judges.
Anita Peck, long time proprietor of Williams Lake and current secretary of the Ulster Community College Foundation Board is also an alumna of Kingston High School and served for many years on the Rondout Valley Board of Education. This program recognizes and encourages strong oral communication skills by high school students.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall
Read about the 2013 winners here.
Harriet Lindeman - First place winner of The Stentorian award
Maegan Nielson - Second place, winner of the Top Lecturer award
Cody James Naccarato - First Place winner of The Stentorian Award and a $3,500 scholarship for “Internet Piracy”
Ricki Jeanne Maggiore - Second place, receiving The Top Lecturer Award and a $1,500 scholarship for "Cheerleading as a Sport"
Winners of the June 7, 2012 competition held at SUNY Ulster (l to r:) Ward Todd, President, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Linda Still, Kingston High School English Faculty; Anita Williams Peck; First Place receiving The Stentorian Award and a $3,500 scholarship: Cody James Naccarato- “Internet Piracy”; Second place receiving The Top Lecturer Award and a $1,500 scholarship: Ricki Jeanne Maggiore- "Cheerleading as a Sport"; Mary Tarcza, Professor of Communications; John Moriarty, Kingston High School Public Speaking Faculty Member (ret’d); and Rachael A. Scorca, Kingston High School English Faculty.
Sarah Jean Connor - First Place winner of The Stentorian Award and a $3,500 scholarship for "Wikileaks and America's Most Wanted Man?"
James (Jimmy) DeCicco - Second place, receiving The Top Lecturer Award and a $1,500 scholarship for "Steroids and Sports- Not the Winning Combination"
Pictured above are (l to r:) Anita Williams Peck, James (Jimmy) DeCicco- Second place, Sarah Jean Connor- First Place, Linda Still and Rachael A. Scorca- Kingston High School English Faculty, and Donald C. Katt, SUNY Ulster President.