Wallace Fry Speech Competition

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 • 7:00 p.m.

Airing on livestream.com/mma  



Why you Should Quit Smoking, Charles Davidson

The Greatest Virtue, Joshua Goss 

Love, Michael Naughton

Respect, Bruno Pozzani



Cadets participate in the annual Wallace Fry, Jr. Public Speaking Competition by preparing speeches which utilize rhetorical devices taught during English Language Arts lessons. The cadets competing this evening were selected by the following faculty members:

Mr. David Mahurin

English Instructor, 2019-2020; 30+ years of experience in education;

M.A. in Curriculum and Media Technology, Indiana State University; B.A. in Education, Marian College

Ms. Madison Fitz

English Department Chair and Instructor; ACT Certified Educator;

M.A. in Education, Secondary English Language Arts, University of Montevallo; B.A. Communication Studies, University of Montevallo


2020 Judges:

Cheryl Morris, Fine Arts Instructor

Rhonda Blaue, Executive Assistant to the President

Liam Collins, Social Studies Instructor 

Jimmy Peyton, Activities and Recreational Specialist



Winston Churchill Memorial Award: Presented to the cadet who speaks most persuasively on behalf of a just cause.

W. Wallace Fry Cup for Excellence in Speaking: Presented to the cadet whose speech is judged to be the best on the basis of delivery, content and depth of thought.

Missouri Military Academy empowers young men to unlock their potential through a program of academic excellence, character, social development and leadership training within a structured environment.

Motto: Love, Honor, Truth

President: Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret)
Commandant: COL R.L. Grabowski, USMC (Ret)
Academic Dean: Mr. Mike Harding, MA, BA (Hons), PGCE
Athletic Director: Dr. Ryan Nowlin
Director of Enrollment Management: LTC Greg Seibert (MMA)