With the long summer weeks upon us, boys will find themselves enjoying their free time having adventures outside, hanging out with their friends and relaxing in front of the television watching Netflix or playing video games. But the truth is – just because they are taking a break from school, doesn’t mean they should take a break from scholarly thinking. In fact, in a perfect world, reading would be considered an instrumental part of every child’s summer break.
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Missouri Military Academy Class of 1969, is an internationally known author and public speaker on the subjects of male-female relations, marriage, parenting and communication. He has spoken to audiences across the world – from the New York Giants to troops in Iraq – in hopes of improving communication and healing relationships.
An annual competition to hone and highlight cadets' oratory skills, the 2019 Wallace Fry, Jr. Speech Contest was held on May 24 in Centennial Gymtorium.