You Could Be Bay’s Next Graduation Commencement Speaker!


Bay College is excited to announce a contest to discover the commencement speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony.
Students are asked to write a speech to deliver at Bay College’s 2017 graduation commencement on May 6. All speeches should be between five and six minutes long when read aloud and should specifically address new Bay College graduates. It is also expected that all speeches will be considerate and responsive to the sensitivities of general audiences.
Finalists will be selected to deliver their speeches to a judging panel at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7. The winner will be recognized at the Awards dinner on the evening of April 18 at the College and receive $100. The second place winner will receive $50, and $25 will be awarded to the third place winner. All finalists selected to participate in the competition but who do not place will receive a $5 Café Bay gift card.
To enter, a student must submit his or her speech in document form by Friday, March 31, to Jennifer McCann, Arts & Letters faculty member, via email:  Each entry must include the student’s full name, contact email, and telephone number. All entrants must be eligible to graduate by Summer 2017, have applied for graduation, and be planning to participate in commencement.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer McCann by telephone, 906-217-4006, or via email.
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