For the second year in a row, the 1st place winner for the annual Chrysostom competition is Miss McKinley Traylor! With profound content and exceptional delivery and oratory skills, Miss Traylor was outstanding and received the coveted “Golden Mouth” trophy. In her speech, “Redemptive Violence: Exploring Grace in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction,” McKinley discussed a few “strange and disturbing” stories, explaining how the violence these characters experience prepares them for their “moment of grace”. Her speech was videotaped for entry into the national competition. Master Kevin Dulion won second place in the competition with another extraordinary speech entitled “Frankenstein’s Deadly Sins” and he was commended for his fine work. Congratulations to both McKinley and Kevin on a job well done!