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Debate award winners announced

Listed below are this year’s recipients of the College’s Annual Debate Awards:

The Frank D. Comerford Medal and Check This award for excellence in public speaking and debate is presented to a fourth-year student. Each year the debate society seeks recommendations as to whom the award should be given.

Recipient: Joseph F. Ficocello ’02

The Joseph J. O’Connor Purse This award recognizes excellent debating by a first- or second-year student. The recommendation is based on the student’s performance throughout the debate season.

Recipient: John B. Gould IV ’05

The Patrick F. Crowley Purse This award for proficiency in oratory and debating is decided each year at a tournament hosted by the debate society and open to any student of the College.

Recipient: Matthew S. Galligan ’04

The Fallon Debating Purse Founded in 1901 by the Rev. John J. Fallon of the Class of 1880, this award is decided at a debate tournament held each year during the spring semester.

Recipient: Kevin C. Haskell ’05

The William E. Leahy Award Established in memory of William E. Leahy of the Class of 1907, this award is given to the outstanding debater in the B.J.F. Debating Society. Nominations for this award come from the debate society.

Recipient: Sean S. Kelleher ’05




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