On Monday, February 20, five fourth formers participated in the 3rd Annual Goodyear Presentations in World History, named for the late Zachary Goodyear, a former history and public speaking teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall. The five finalists included: Grady Bohen '19, of Wallingford; Kamsi Iloeje '19, of Cromwell, Conn.; Se Ri Lee '19, of Seoul, South Korea; Huong Pham '19, of Hanoi, Vietnam; and Jade Watson '19, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The winning presentation, "Nutmeg: The Seed of Misfortune,"
was given by Se Ri Lee.
The five presentations covered wide-ranging topics in different eras of history. History teacher Courtney DeStefano coordinated the competition in which 16 World History sections participated.
The formal presentations grew out of an informal 5-10 minute world history presentation that all fourth formers are required to complete for their classes. World History teachers picked the five finalists from a pool of semi-finalists. The five-part criteria used to judge the presentation was SPATE (Stance, Projection, Articulation, Tone, Eye Contact), a method of public speaking developed by Mr. Goodyear. Each of the finalists receives a book prize.