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Oratorical Contest 2024

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We are happy to announce the 2024 Oratorical Contest!  The selected topic is: “Is social media doing more harm than help for young people?”  The annual public speaking contest encourages high school students to become more comfortable with public speaking and provides them with oratory experience in a public forum. Students should prepare a 3-5 min speech on the topic above. The competition will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11am. The contest will be hosted at Wayne County Community College, Northwest Campus, Larry K. Lewis Auditorium, located at 8200 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48219.  Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.

Each of the top three winners will be awarded a cash prize.

  • 3rd place: $500
  • 2nd place: $1,000
  • 1st place: $2,000

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