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The Oratorical Event

The Oratorical Event is the English department’s signature event.

Usually taking place in early April, the event features students from each grade that have worked in secret with department mentors to deliver prepared speeches in person to the school and the broader Bryn Athyn community as well as a live-stream to homes around the world.

The uninvited presence of COVID-19 has forced many changes in our school, one of which was cancelling the Oratorical Event. At least in the traditional sense. While a live delivery is the best delivery, the seniors were given the opportunity to “Speak Their Minds" before they graduated, if they wanted the chance to do so. The English Department then selected four individuals to go into a bit more depth as a homage to the oratorical of yesteryears. Please enjoy these parting pearls...

2021 Oratorical Event