PFA Student Places Second in Oratorical Contest

Written by Vanessa Wilson
Sparks Advisor

Oratorical contests exist to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for public speaking among students. These contests teach students important leadership qualities, histories, the ability to think and speak clearly, enabling them to become life-long American citizens.

Second place finisher Makya Davis delivered her prepared oration, entitled “John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961.”

Makya, junior, honor student, represented the Academy where she competed against other young orators in high school during “The Honorable Barry C. Black Oratorical Contest” at BAYDA United Youth Congress in Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 16, 2016.

This event is named after the internationally acclaimed Honorable Chaplain Rear Admiral Barry C. Black, author/orator, United States Senate Chaplain, because while a student at the “GREAT” Pine Forge Academy, his unctuous poise, and deportment won him accolades.

The precedence has been set and will forever remain constant for ‘PFA Falcons’ to follow for years to come.

We are proud of the achievements and successes of our students!

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