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Class Day Speakers

Want to speak on Class Day? We are looking for members of the Class of
2010 to address the 10,000+ family and friends on Class Day in Harvard
Yard on May 26, 2010.

Speech Categories:
2 Harvard Orations (1 male & 1 female) ~ thoughtful, reflective,
entirely up to you
2 Ivy Orations (1 male & 1 female) ~ funny, witty, comical, make us laugh.
1 Class Ode ~ compose two verses to be sung to the tune of Fair
Harvard on Class Day

Submit your speech (no more than 5 minutes) to:
The Class Day Speeches Committee
c/o Alexandra Monti
124 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138



Good luck!

* The Class of 2010 Class Day Speeches Committee *

The AMES Award

Nominate a Senior to Win the AMES Award:
This very prestigious honor will be granted to one man and one woman
of the senior class during the Class Day ceremonies, on the day before

On June 19, 1935, Richard Glover Ames and Henry Russell Ames, brothers
and Harvard students, gave their lives to save their father, who was
washed overboard during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland. Every
year since, the Ames Award has been given in their memory to recognize
one man and one woman who have shown energy in helping others and who
exhibit the same heroic character and inspiring leadership of the Ames

While Harvard students are often commended for their many
achievements, this award is unique in striving to identify individuals
whose substantial contributions have not been acknowledged. In
effect, the goal of this award is to honor two unsung heroes of the
Class of 2010. We welcome nominations of seniors whom you consider
worthy of such an honor, whether their service has impacted the
community inside or outside of Harvard, on a large or small scale. We
ask for your help in bringing their stories, and the lesser-known
facets of our classmates’ personalities, to light. At the same time,
please do not hesitate to nominate individuals who may already have
received some recognition for holding leadership positions in
organizations or activities.

We believe that many seniors are worthy of the Ames Award, and the
Ames Award Committee’s task of choosing one woman and one man will
undoubtedly be very difficult. We ask for your assistance in our
selection process by nominating individuals in the form of a letter.
These letters will be the sole basis of our decision, so please be as
specific as possible and provide us with as much relevant information
about your nominee or nominees.

Traditionally, one of the most special aspects of the Ames Award is
that it comes as a joyous surprise to the recipients and the entire
senior class on Class Day. Thus, in keeping with the spirit of the
award, we request that, if possible, you refrain from discussing your
nominations with anyone, including peers, and especially the nominees
themselves. If you have any questions about the award itself or the
selection process please feel free to contact The Harvard Alumni

Please submit all nominations to:
The Ames Award Selection Committee
Harvard Alumni Association
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Sixth Floor
Or via email:

The deadline for letters of nomination is Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We truly look forward to receiving your nomination(s).