Dean Oratoricals is a speaking contest held at Gouverneur High School since 1903! Students select,
memorize, and perform published monologues for a public audience and a panel of judges. Sponsored
today by the Gouverneur Rotary Club, the contest was originally endowed by Cora and Jennie Dean,
early benefactresses of education, health services, churches, and the arts in Gouverneur.
The Rotary awards money prizes for first, second, and third place.