Bay seeks commencement speaker

ESCANABA — Bay College announces a contest to discover the commencement speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony.

Students are asked to write a speech to deliver at Bay College’s 2018 graduation commencement on May 12. All speeches should be between five and six minutes long when read aloud and should specifically address new Bay College graduates. It is also expected that all speeches will be considerate and responsive to the sensitivities of general audiences.

Finalists will be selected to deliver their speeches to a judging panel at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30. The winner will be recognized at the Student Awards Dinner on the evening of April 17 at the college and receive $100. The second-place winner will receive $50. All other entrants who do not place will receive a $5 Café Bay gift card just for submitting a speech for consideration.

To enter, a student must submit his or her speech in document form by Friday, March 23, to Jennifer McCann, arts and letters faculty member, via email:

Each entry must include the student’s full name, contact email, and telephone number. All entrants must be eligible to graduate by Summer 2018, have applied for graduation, and be planning to participate in commencement.