Michael Phillips and Sana Raoof to deliver student addresses

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 01:40 in Physics & Chemistry

Two student orators will mark Harvard’s Honoring the Class of 2020, sharing their experiences and perspectives with 32,000 classmates. Harvard College senior Michael Phillips will deliver the Senior English Address while Harvard Medical School student Sana Raoof will deliver the Graduate English Address. The Latin Salutatory is being reserved for the in-person celebration at a later date. The orators’ slot is considered among the highest honors a student can achieve and involves a selection process that begins in early March, with final auditions in late April. This year’s orators shared the inspiration for their speeches. Michael Phillips will present the Senior English Address. Michael Phillips — Senior English Address Michael Phillips was overlooking the city of Barcelona when the coronavirus pandemic changed what he thought the rest of his senior year was going to be like. “We were actually all at the top of this mountain that we had just climbed in Barcelona,” Phillips said....

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